Ex-professor to plead guilty to terror charge, be deported Greg Sampson at 10:30 AM ET
[JURIST] Lawyers familiar with the case of former University of South Florida computer science professor Sami al-Arian [advocacy website; JURIST report] said Friday that the Kuwait-born Palestinian activist had agreed to a deal with federal prosecutors in which he would plead guilty to a lesser terrorism-related charge of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization and be deported from the United States. The deal comes after federal jurors acquitted al-Arian [JURIST report] late last year of eight of the 17 terrorism-related charges with which he had been accused and could not reach a unanimous verdict on the rest. The deal is still subject to the approval of a federal judge.
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