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Inmate involved in terror plot moved to Colorado

September 6, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An Iraqi man convicted of trying to ship arms and cash to Al-Qaida in Iraq has been sent to a maximum-security prison.

The Bureau of Prisons listed 33-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan as incarcerated at Florence ADMAX United States Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado. Alwan spent several years at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Alwan is serving 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to taking part in a plot to ship cash and weapons from Kentucky to al-Qaida in Iraq in 2010 and 2011. His co-defendant, Mohanad Hammadi, is serving a life sentence at the facility.

Prosecutors said the men worked with the Mujahidin Shura Council, a group that claimed responsibility for the June 2006 deaths of three soldiers from the Fort Campbell-based 101st Airborne Division.

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