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Convicted Al Qaeda supporter has sentenced increased after appeal

When the convicted appeal their sentence, at best they hope for an acquittal or a new trial. At worst, they expect to maintain the status quo. But on appeal, “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla had four years added to his 17-year prison sentence. The judge increased the sentence stating that Padilla’s original sentence was “too lenient.” We’ll talk about the sentence with Jonathan Hafetz, attorney and professor of law at Seton Hall University. He was the attorney for Ali Saleh Kahlah Al Marri, who was held by the Bush administration, without charge, as an "enemy combatant." (photo: In this Jan. 5, 2006 file photo, Jose Padilla, center, is escorted to a waiting police vehicle by federal marshals near downtown Miami. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File))

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