Rana lawyers to appeal conviction, not sentence


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Posted Online: Jan. 18, 2013, 9:21 am
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CHICAGO (AP) Attorneys for a Chicago businessman sentenced to 14 years in prison for supporting a plot to bomb a Danish newspaper say they'll appeal his conviction.

Fifty-two-year-old Tahawwur Rana was sentenced Thursday.

His lawyers say U.S. District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber did the right thing by not adding more years for actual terrorism because it didn't apply to Rana.

Jurors in 2011 convicted Rana of providing support for a Pakistani group, and for supporting a never-carried-out plot to attack a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. But they cleared Rana of more serious charge of involvement in a three-day rampage in Mumbai, India.

Rana's lawyers say they plan to appeal the conviction because the cases should have been tried separately.














 




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