Terrorism

21 Months for Hamas Lie

Posted Jul 12, 2007 11:04 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago grocer to 21 months in prison for lying about his ties to Hamas.

Muhammad Salah also received a $25,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and three years of probation, the New York Times reports.

Salah had been acquitted of a more serious charge of conspiring to provide money and support to the militant Palestinian group. He had claimed his involvement with Hamas was for humanitarian reasons.

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