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February 26, 2021
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Ex-Detroit public school official sentenced in terrorism case
(wgvu) - MIAMI (AP) - A former Detroit Public Schools official has been
sentenced to 12 years and eight months in prison in a terrorism
U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke in Miami sentenced 46-year-old
Kifah Wael Jayyousi, a former assistant superintendent in Detroit.
Jayyousi left the Detroit schools in 1999.
Jayyousi and Adham Amin Hassoun were convicted in August along
with Jose Padilla of conspiracy and material support charges.
Padilla was once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to blow up a
radioactive "dirty bomb." He was sentenced to 17 years and four
months on terrorism conspiracy charges that don't mention those
initial allegations.
Attorneys for Jayyousi and Hassoun argued that any assistance
they provided overseas was for peaceful purposes and to help
persecuted Muslims in violent countries.
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