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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Federal appeals court ruled 17 year sentence for Padilla too lenient
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On September 19, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the 17 year sentence given to Jose Padilla for charges related to terrorism was too lenient. Federal prosecutors had appealed the sentence given by the district court after the court reduced his sentence based on time spent detained on a military base in South Carolina. The Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Padilla and his two co-defendants and ordered a new sentencing hearing for Padilla.

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