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Old 11-21-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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"The leader of a group which plotted to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago has been sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison. Narseal Batiste, 35, also planned to bomb FBI offices, along with four other men who have already been jailed."

BBC News - Sears Tower bomb plot leader Narseal Batiste jailed

The prosecutors sought 70 years...he got 13.5. Defense lawyers said the arrests were an "over-reaction."

At the sentencing of Batiste's followers, the judge said this:

"Maybe it was their naivete and youth that made them fall under the influence of a man with a need to control, and they became his followers."


She gave them 7 - 9 years and who knows when they'll be out for good behavior.

Sears Tower plotter gets 13 1/2 years - UPI.com
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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So in today's lesson, we learn that half-hearted plotting isn't punished as severely as actually committing a crime.
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