NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Tunisian man smiled and hugged his defense lawyer as a judge sentenced him Wednesday to the 15 months he had already served in prison in a terrorism case that fizzled after prosecutors distanced themselves from claims that he came to America to develop a network of terrorists.
Ahmed Abassi, 27, was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan by Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported. He was held for deportation.
“Mr. Abassi, I hope you will think very seriously about the events of the last year and will decide to always abide by the laws of the United States. And if you do that, I wish you good luck,” the judge told him.