INCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the convictions and sentences of three men found guilty in Ohio of recruiting and training terrorists to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati turned down 10 issues on appeal in the Toledo case involving Mohammad Amawi, Marwan El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum.
The men were found guilty in 2009 of conspiring to kill or maim people outside the United States, including military personnel. Amawi and El-Hindi also were convicted of distributing information regarding explosives to terrorists.
The FBI said the men met in Toledo about eight years ago and began plotting and training to help insurgents in Iraq. Defense attorneys argued that the men were set up by a paid undercover FBI informant.