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N.Y. Judge: L.A. Terror Plot Cooperator Broke Probation

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Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has found that a convicted Islamic terrorist who aided the prosecution of two men in a plot to blow up Los Angeles International Airport violated his prison release rules by possessing a gun.

But federal judge John Keenan in Manhattan also found fault with the government for letting Abdel Ghani Meskini cavort with prostitutes and drug dealers at an Atlanta housing complex.

This was after he served a six-year prison sentence for his role in the so-called “millennium plot.” The plot was thwarted when a man was caught entering the U.S. from Canada in an explosives-laden car.

Keenan ruled Wednesday prior to a hearing scheduled for Friday. Meskini has been jailed since he was taken into custody by immigration authorities late last year.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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