|Charge Date:||Thu Feb. 9, 2006|
|Charges:||Making false statements, Obstruction of justice, Perjury|
|Convictions:||Making false statements, Obstruction of justice, Perjury|
Benkahla was connected to the "Virginia Jihad Network," a group of men who played paintball as a means to train for holy war under guidance of controversial imam Ali al-Timimi. Benkahla lied to authorities about training with militants in Pakistan and made other false statements. He was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.
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