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Ex-Chicago businessman Rana sentenced 14 years in case plot

A former Chicago businessman convicted of supporting terrorists in Pakistan was sentenced  to 14 years in prison Thursday.

In 2011, Tahawwur Ran was convicted of plotting a terrorist attack on a Danish newspapers for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The attack was aborted.

Rana also was charged in connection with a string of bombings that killed 160 people in Mumbai, India in 2008. He was acquitted of those charges by a federal jury.

Two of Rana’s adult children expressed relief following the sentencing at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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