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Sentence delayed again in Florida terror case

December 3, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed again for a man convicted in Florida of supporting terrorism in a case in which an FBI employee posed online as a terror financing middleman.

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro said Wednesday she wants more information on the sentencing range faced by Gufran Mohammed, who could get up to 15 years in prison. Mohammed pleaded guilty in July to conspiring to support terrorist groups, but his sentencing has been delayed several times.

Mohammed, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from India, is seeking a lesser sentence of about eight years.

He admitted providing about $30,000 to the al-Shabaab group in Somalia and al-Qaida in Iraq. Some money went instead to the FBI covert employee.

Co-defendant Mohamed Said of Kenya has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.