Headley sentenced to 35 years in prison

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    US man who aided Mumbai plotters sentenced to 35 years in prison - chicagotribune.com

    CHICAGO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - David Headley, an American who
    admitted scouting targets for the 2008 Islamic militant raid on
    Mumbai and later agreed to testify against the plotters to avoid
    the death penalty, was sentenced on Thursday to 35 years in
    prison.

    The sentence, handed down by U.S. District Judge Harry
    Leinenweber, was the maximum sought by federal prosecutors.

    The attacks killed more than 160 people, including six
    Americans. Headley, a 52-year-old U.S. citizen of Pakistani
    descent, admitted videotaping sites that were targeted by the
    Mumbai attackers.

    He was arrested in 2009 and pleaded guilty to 12 charges,
    including conspiracy to bomb places of public use and commit
    murder and plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper.

    After entering his plea in 2010, Headley cooperated with
    U.S. investigators and foreign intelligence agencies to avoid
    the death penalty and extradition to India, Pakistan or Denmark,
    agreeing to testify in foreign judicial proceedings, the
    government said.
     
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