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Former Chicago gang member Jose Padilla re-sentenced to 21 years

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A federal appeals court in Miami handed down a new sentence for former Chicago gang member Jose Padilla. Padilla was convicted in 2007 on terrorism conspiracy charges. He was arrested at O’Hare in 2002 and was held on suspicion that he was amassing materials to make a dirty bomb and to attack a major US city. He was held without charge for over 3 years, and was finally convicted in 2007. Now the court has ruled his original sentence was too lenient, and 4 more years were added to his 17-year sentence. Jay Weaver, the Federal Courts Reporter for the Miami Herald, discusses the case.

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