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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
By United Press International

India: Headley deserves more than 35 years

NEW DELHI, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Indian officials said Friday David Coleman Headley deserved more than 35 years in prison for his role in the 2008 terror attack that killed 160 people in India.

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David Headley sentenced to 35 years in 2008 Mumbai terror attack

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Chicago federal judge sentenced David Coleman Headley to 35 years in prison for his role in the 2008 terror attack that killed 160 people in Mumbai, India.

Lesser sentence sought for David Headley

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors sought a lighter sentence of up to 35 years in prison for a Pakistani-American for his role in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

Prosecutors praise Rana's sentencing

CHICAGO, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The sentencing of Tahawwur Hussain Rana by a U.S. court in Chicago should convince would-be terrorists they can't hide to escape punishment, a prosecutor said.

Rana sentenced for aiding terrorists

CHICAGO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Tahawwur Hussain Rana was sentenced to 14 years in prison for charges including aiding terrorists responsible for a massacre in Mumbai, U.S. prosecutors said.

LeT leader says U.S. acting desperate

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 3 (UPI) -- The leader of the Pakistani militant group accused of orchestrating the 2008 attacks on Mumbai said Washington was acting out of desperation with a bounty.
Guilty verdicts in Mumbai attack trial

Guilty verdicts in Mumbai attack trial

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- A federal jury Thursday convicted a Chicago businessman for his role in the deadly November 2008 attack in Mumbai and a plot to bomb a Danish newspaper.

Prosecutor: Rana no dupe

CHICAGO, June 7 (UPI) -- A federal prosecutor said during closing arguments Tuesday the evidence was "overwhelming" against a Chicago businessman accused in the Mumbai terror attacks.

Witness says he was 'pleased' by Mumbai

CHICAGO, May 24 (UPI) -- An admitted terrorist spent his second day of testimony in Chicago Tuesday describing the planning for the November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.

Jury picked for terrorism trial in Chicago

CHICAGO, May 18 (UPI) -- A federal court jury was seated in Chicago Wednesday for the trial of businessman Tahawwur Rana, accused of ties to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Trial opens for Pakistan-born businessman

CHICAGO, May 16 (UPI) -- Taking a Pakistan-born businessman to trial in Chicago for alleged ties to the Mumbai terror carnage shows the United States' resolve, an ex-prosecutor says.

India's coast scoured for LeT fighters

MUMBAI, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Indian security teams are patrolling coastal areas in search of militants with Lashkar-e-Toiba who are suspected of plotting Mumbai attacks, an official said.

U.S. missed clues on terrorist Headley?

NEW DELHI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Washington didn't have information to suggest American drug informant David Coleman Headley would turn to terrorist activity, a White House aide said.
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David Coleman Headley, formerly known as Daood Sayed Gilani, (born June 30, 1960) is a Chicago-based Pakistani American, who conspired with Lashkar-e-Taiba and, he claims, Pakistani military officers to launch the 2008 Mumbai attacks and other terrorist activity. He changed his Islamic name to a Christian name to hide his Pakistani-Muslim identity to make travel to India easier.

Between 2002 and 2005, Headley made several trips to Pakistan for terror training, and was in fact working as a Drug Enforcement Administration informant at the same time. Between 2006 and 2008, he did five spying missions in Mumbai scouting targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks on behalf of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistani ex-military officers. The attacks killed 168 people. In 2009, Headley traveled to Britain to help plan an attack against a Danish newspaper that had published cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. He was arrested in October 2009 on his way to Pakistan.

Since his arrest and guilty plea, Headley has been cooperating with U.S. and Indian authorities, and has yielded much information about his associates.

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