No New Trial For Terror Suspect
Mohamed Elzahabi's request for a new trial over immigration charges has been denied by a federal judge.
Elzahabi allegedly paid an exotic dancer to marry him in 1984 so he could obtain documents to work in the country.
He was convicted in August on three counts of using fraudulent documents to get jobs in Minnesota.
U.S. District Judge John Tunheim wrote in his ruling Tuesday the evidence against Elzahabi is enough to prove him guilty, so the court has no reason to give him another trial.
Elzahabi was also arrested three years ago for his alleged ties with terrorists.
According to an FBI affidavit, Elzahabi told interviewers he fought for al-Qaida in Afghanistan in the early 1990s.
The Minneapolis AP story can be found here: http://wcco.com/minnesotawire/22.0.html?type=local&state=MN&category=n&filename=MN--TerrorSuspect.xml