2 Fla. men sentenced in Sears Tower plot

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Posted: Nov 18, 2009 4:44 PM

Two Miami men cast as role players in a plot to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices have been sentenced to prison.

U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard on Wednesday sentenced 24-year-old Burson Augustin to six years. His older brother, 26-year-old Rotschild Augustine, was sentenced to seven years behind bars.

Prosecutors sought maximum 30-year sentences for both men. But Lenard found they were not major players in the plot.

Three other men will be sentenced later this week.

Five men were convicted in May of supporting al-Qaida, conspiring to wage war on the U.S. and other charges. There were two mistrials, and two other men were acquitted. All denied plotting terror attacks.