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Chicago Man Sentenced for Trying to Aid Somali Terrorists

A Chicago man who admitted that he tried to aid the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, was sentenced to nine years and 10 months in prison by a U.S. judge.

Shaker Masri was arrested in August 2010 and accused of trying to provide material support to al-Shabaab and attempting to disguise that support. He pleaded guilty to the first count in July, under an agreement that called for the prison sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago.