On August 16, 2007, A federal jury found Jose Padilla and two co-defendants guilty of conspiracy to commit illegal violent acts outside the US, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists. He was later sentenced to a 17-year prison term. Padilla, a US citizen, was arrested in 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and subsequently detained as an "enemy combatant" at a Navy military brig in Charleston, South Carolina. He remained there for over three years until he was transferred to civilian custody and tried.
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