Sentencing delay sought in Iraqi terror case

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors and a defense attorney in the case of an Iraqi man who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges have asked a federal judge to delay his sentencing.

Court papers filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green ask U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell to reset the sentencing date for Waad Ramadan Alwan. Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 terrorism-related charges in December. He was to be sentenced April 3.

A co-defendant, 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, faces trial July 30 on charges he tried to funnel weapons and cash to Al-Qaida operatives in Iraq and that he lied to get into the United States as a refugee.

The FBI arrested the pair in May in Bowling Green.

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