Rana sentencing for terrorist-related convictions

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CHICAGO (AP) — A 52-year-old Chicago businessman is scheduled to be sentenced for backing a terrorist plot in Denmark and supporting the group behind an attack often called India's 9/11.

The hearing comes nearly two years after jurors convicted Tahawwur Rana (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nah) of providing support to a Pakistani group that carried out a 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, that killed 160 people.

He was also convicted of another count of material support for his role in backing a never-carried-out plot to attack a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Defense attorneys are seeking a sentence of no more than nine years in prison. Prosecutors are asking for the maximum 30 years.

Prosecutors say Rana's a terrorist. The defense says he was duped into committing crimes.

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