Ga. judge rejects terror convict's new trial bid

AP News
Posted: Nov 13, 2009 4:23 PM

A federal judge in Georgia has rejected a bid for a new trial by a man convicted of terrorism charges earlier this year.

U.S. District Judge William Duffey rejected Ehsanul Islam Sadequee's (EH'-suh-nool sah-DEE'-keez) motion for a new trial this week. The move sets the stage for a Dec. 14 sentencing date for Sadequee and co-defendant Syed Haris Ahmed.

Ahmed was found guilty in June of conspiring to support terrorist groups while Sadequee was convicted of sending videotapes of U.S. landmarks overseas and plotting to support jihad.

The two were originally scheduled to be sentenced in October, but the sentencing was postponed to give the court time to consider Sadequee's request for a new trial.