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Federal Prisoner Locked Up On Terror Charges Convicted For 2nd Time

BEAUMONT, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Prosecutors say a man imprisoned in Texas for terrorism has been convicted of trying to recruit fellow prisoners to join the Islamic State group and plan attacks in the United States.

A jury found 45-year-old Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed guilty of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and making a false statement to the FBI.

The Friday decision follows a seven-day trial during which Ahmed represented himself.

In 2013, a federal judge in New York sentenced Ahmed to more than nine years in prison after the Eritrea-born man pleaded guilty to conspiring to support terrorism.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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