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Saturday, August 18, 2007

CrimProf James Cohen Discusses Padilla's Conviction

CohenFrom Fordham Law School CrimProf James Cohen recently discussed Jose Padilla's conviction for supporting terrorism.

Padilla, 36, who grew up in Chicago, and his foreign-born co-defendants, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi, were convicted Thursday of conspiracy to murder, kidnap and maim people overseas, which carries a maximum penalty of life.

CrimProf Cohen said the form likely cinched the case for many jurors. ''The fingerprints on the application, combined with the claim that Padilla's purpose was humanitarian when various Muslim charities are accused of being mere fronts for terrorism, adds up to a difficult defense,'' Cohen said.

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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