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|Convicted al-Qaida Agent Moving to New Prison
|MARION, Ill. (AP) -- A former Bradley University student who pleaded guilty to being in contact with al-Qaida has been moved to a southern Illinois prison.
Attorney Lawrence Lustberg says his client, Ali al-Marri, was moved Monday to the federal lockup in Marion. The 43-year-old Al-Marri was held at a prison in Pekin during his recently concluded court case.
Al-Marri was sentenced last month to eight years after pleading guilty to conspiring to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
The Qatar native admitted training in al-Qaida camps and having contact with the alleged planner of the Sept. 11 attacks. He was held for almost six years before being charged.
Marion Mayor Robert Butler has lobbied to use the prison to house terrorism suspects.
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