Prosecutors get extra time for al-Qaida sentencing

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A federal judge has given prosecutors more time to recommend a sentence for a Kansas City man accused of providing financial and material support to al-Qaida.
District Judge Howard Sachs on Thursday gave prosecutors until Aug. 7 to file any sentencing recommendations, including whether 34-year-old Khalid Ouazzani should get a reduction based on cooperation.
Sachs previously had set a July 31 deadline for the motion.
Ouazzani is a naturalized U.S. citizen and a married father of two. He pleaded guilty in May 2010 to bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to support a terrorist group after admitting he gave money to al-Qaida. He also acknowledged swearing an oath of allegiance to the terrorist network in 2008.