21 Months for Hamas Lie
Posted Jul 12, 2007 10:04 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
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.