US judge sentences UK businessman to 47 years for supporting terror

[JURIST] British businessman Hemant Lakhani [Wikipedia backgrounder], 69, was sentenced to 47 years in prison by a New Jersey federal court Monday for financially backing terrorist activities. Lakhani was convicted in April of illegal arms sales and attempting to provide material support to terrorists [JURIST report] after he reportedly sold a missile launcher to an informant who posed as a terrorist group member two years ago. US District Court Judge Katharine Hayden was not swayed by Lakhani's age and noted, "Mr. Lakhani is not entitled to leniency. He's entitled to fairness." Reuters has more.



 

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