Sami Amin al-Arian
|Charge Date:||Wed Feb. 19, 2003|
|Charges:||Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas, Criminal conspiracy, Immigration violations, Material support for terrorists, Obstruction of justice, RICO/racketeering|
|Alleged Affiliation:||Palestinian Islamic Jihad|
Al-Arian, a professor at the University of South Florida, was accused of conspiracy to commit racketeering and murder as part of his alleged involvement with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. After a jury acquitted him of eight counts but deadlocked on others, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to help the PIJ. He was sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
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