Jury finds accused Taliban fighter guilty on all counts

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Posted: Aug 07, 2015 9:12 PM

(Reuters) - A former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter was found guilty on all counts on Friday by a federal jury in Richmond, Virginia, a court official said.

Irek Hamidullin, who converted to Islam and is believed to be in his 50s, faced 15 counts ranging from supporting terrorists to firearms charges stemming from his orchestration of a 2009 attack on an Afghan Border Police base.

(Reporting by Gary Robertson in Richmond, Va.; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Sandra Maler)