Ressam gets 37 years in terror plot

SEATTLE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Ahmed Ressam, the "Millennium Bomber" was sentenced in Seattle to 37 years in prison for his part in a 1999 plot to blow up Los Angeles International Airport.

Court: LAX terror sentence too light

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court ruled 7-4 Monday the 22-year sentence given a terrorist who plotted to bomb Los Angeles International Airport was too lenient.

'Millennium bomber' sentence too lenient

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court panel, in a 2-1 ruling, threw out the 22-year prison term of the "millennium bomber" as too lenient.

Convicted bomb plotter sentenced to prison

SEATTLE, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Accused terrorist Ahmed Ressam has been resentenced to 22 years in prison for plotting the millennium bombing of the Los Angeles International Airport.

'Millennium Bomber' wins sentence appeal

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in San Francisco for the second time ruled that the 22-year prison term imposed on the "Millennium Bomber" was excessive.

LAX plot suspect may be freed in Britain

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- An Algerian suspected of planning to bomb Los Angeles International Airport may soon be released from a British jail, court records show.

Conviction of 'Millennium Bomber' upheld

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Ahmed Ressam for smuggling explosives into the United States to blow up Los Angeles International Airport.
Attorney general appears before high court

Attorney general appears before high court

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey made his first appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, arguing for the government in a terrorism case.

Mukasey to argue before U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey will seek to reinstate the sentence of an al-Qaida operative before the U.S. Supreme Court, officials said.

Prosecutors to appeal bomber's sentence

SEATTLE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in Seattle plan to appeal the 22-year-sentence given the convicted Millennium bomber, saying it is not long enough.

Millenium bomber sentenced to 22 years

SEATTLE, July 27 (UPI) -- The man accused of attempting a New Year's Eve attack on Los Angeles International Airport in 1999 was sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday.

AG Gonzales meets Canadian officials

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met Wednesday with Canadian officials in Ottawa to discuss border security and law enforcement.

Millennium bomber faces sentencing

SEATTLE, April 27 (UPI) -- Seattle attorneys for the would-be Millennium bomber are seeking a lighter sentence on account of his life-saving information and cooperation.

Senate bill requires biometrics in passports

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Senators are pushing a bill to require foreign allies to use biometric identifiers in their passports.

INS agents confirm errors in Clarke book

SEATTLE, April 12 (UPI) -- The insider memoir of former counter-terrorist expert Richard Clarke that accuses the White House of unconcern over terrorism reportedly contains errors.
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Ahmed Ressam
SEA99122201 - 22 DECEMBER 1999 - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, U.S.A. A van driven by U.S. Federal marshalls drives away from Seattle's Federal Courthouse December 22, headed to the SeaTac Detention Center with Ahmed Ressam inside after he pleaded not guilty to all five account handed down by a federal grand jury. Ressam, 32, is accused of making false statements, smuggling and transportating of explosives, possession of an unregistered firearm and carrying an explosive device. If convicted on all charges, Ressam could be sentenced to 40 years in prison. His trial date is set for 22 February 2000. jb/Jim Bryant UPI

Ahmed Ressam (Arabic: احمد رسام‎; also Benni Noris or the Millennium Bomber; born May 19, 1967(1967-05-19)) was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison in a plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on New Year's Eve 1999.

Ressam was born in Algeria. He entered Canada in 1994 with a forged French passport. When immigration officials at the Montreal airport questioned him, he applied for political asylum, claiming persecution in Algeria. After settling in Montreal, he became a small-time criminal. At some point, he was recruited into al-Qaeda. After not attending his hearing for political asylum, his application for refugee status was denied and a warrant issued for his arrest. He evaded deportation by obtaining a passport using a false name, "Benni Noris."

After allegedly speaking to Muezzin Raouf Hannachi, Ressam used the false passport to travel to the Khalden training camp in Afghanistan in 1998 along with his roommate Mustapha Labsi.

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