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Pair sentenced in terrorist plot

November 19, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Two Miami men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a plot to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices.

U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard ordered Burson Augustin, 24, to spend six years behind bars. His brother Rotschild Augustine, 26, was sentenced to seven years. Prosecutors had sought maximum 30-year sentences for both men. But Lenard found that they were not major players in the plot targeting the FBI offices and Sears Tower, now known as Willis Tower.

Three other men also convicted in May of supporting Al Qaeda, conspiring to wage war on the U.S. and other charges will be sentenced this week.

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