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Boston Bomb Prosecutor Guides Terror Case, Seeks Dialogue

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty surveyed a Boston courtroom packed with supporters of a Massachusetts man convicted of providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country.

The defendant, Tarek Mehanna, was found guilty of helping al-Qaeda by promoting holy war online. His supporters heard tough words last April from the prosecutor, who asked for a 25-year prison term to deter Muslims from turning radical.