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Lackawanna Six Man Sentenced

A Yemeni-American accused of helping send men to a militant training camp has been sentenced in New York.

The man, Aref Ahmed, gets more than three years in prison for a cigarette-smuggling operation.  He was convicted last year of money laundering and trafficking in contraband cigarettes.  Federal prosecutors also accuse him of giving 140-thousand dollars to members of the so-called Lackawanna Six. He hasn't been charged with that, however.

The Lackawanna Six are serving sentences ranging from seven to ten years after pleading guilty in 2003 to providing support to a terrorist organization.  Some in the group have said they got money from Ahmed and used it to travel to a camp in Afghanistan.

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