Judge re-sentences Jose Padilla to 21 years on terrorism charges

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 09, 2014 12:33 PM

MIAMI (Reuters) - A federal judge in Miami re-sentenced Jose Padilla to 21 years for a 2007 terrorism conviction on Tuesday after an original 17-year sentence was deemed too lenient by an appeals court.

Federal prosecutors agreed not to seek more than 30 years in prison for Padilla as long as his lawyers did not introduce records related to alleged harsh conditions he endured during the 3 1/2 years he spent in a South Carolina military prison.

(Reporting by Zachary Fagenson)