WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- An American court on Thursday sentenced Mustafa Al-Imam, a 47-year-old Libyan national, to 19 years and six months in prison on federal terrorism charges and other offenses stemming from the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Al-Imam was captured in Libya on October 29, 2017, and brought to the US to face trial in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, US Department of Justice said in a statement.
A jury found him guilty on June 13, 2019, following a six-week trial, of one count of conspiracy to provide material support or resources to terrorists, the statement said.
He was also charged with one count of maliciously destroying and injuring dwellings and property, and placing lives in jeopardy within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the US.
The FBI's New York Field Office investigated this case with substantial assistance from various other government agencies, including the Department of Defense and the two victim agencies, the CIA and the Department of State. The National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section provided significant assistance.
Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and US government personnel Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty died in the US Special Mission attack. (end) rsr.sam