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Sentencing postponed in former USF student's terror-support trial

TAMPA — A sentencing set to take place today has been rescheduled for Ahmed Mohamed, a former University of South Florida student who pleaded guilty in June to providing material support to terrorists.

Mohamed, 27, must now wait until Dec. 18 to learn whether he will receive a maximum 15 years in prison or a lesser sentence for the crime.

One of Mohamed's defense attorneys, Linda Moreno, is in trial representing a defendant on terrorism-related charges involving the Holy Land Foundation in Dallas. Mohamed's sentencing will take place next month because of the scheduling conflict.

Mohamed and fellow student Youssef Megahed, 22, were arrested Aug. 4, 2007, and charged with illegally transporting explosive materials after a South Carolina deputy stopped them for speeding and found the materials in their trunk.

Prosecutors say Mohamed posted a 12-minute video to YouTube in July 2007 demonstrating how to turn a remote-controlled toy into a detonator. The video's narrator was identified by investigators as Mohamed. FBI investigators found the YouTube video and other evidence on Mohamed's laptop.

Sentencing postponed in former USF student's terror-support trial 11/06/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 6, 2008 11:07pm]
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