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Ex-Ga. Tech student convicted of video terror plot

Source: Posted By: JohnW 4607 days ago

A former Georgia Tech student whom prosecutors called "one step removed from the bomb-throwers" was convicted Wednesday of plotting to aid a terrorist group by videotaping landmarks around Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Judge Bill Duffey found Syed Haris Ahmed, 24, guilty of one count of conspiracy to provide material to support terrorism in the U.S. and abroad. Prosecutors said he wanted to use the videotapes to gain prestige with terrorist leaders overseas.

Ahmed drove his pickup truck to....

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