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US businessman gets 10 years for funding terror

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:41 PM

An American businessman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to send money to an Afghan militant training camp.

Abdul Alishtari had admitted to charges of financing terrorism at an earlier hearing in a New York court.

The prosecution said Alishtari had helped to transfer more than US$150,000 believing it would help to train militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

But the man he was working with was an undercover law enforcement officer.

Judge Alvin Hellerstein sentenced Alishtari to 121 months in prison, plus three years of supervised release.