Spy Convicted Of Giving Info To Iraq Before Invasion

A judge in Michigan has sentenced a man to nearly four years in prison for supplying information to Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds rejected a claim by Najib Shemami that he was under duress by the regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The man from the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights pleaded guilty in January to aiding Iraq without approval from the U.S. government.

There is no dispute that Shemami told Iraqi authorities about the activities of Iraqi expatriates living in the United States. He also reported on U.S. military movements in Turkey.

The 62-year-old man apologized to the judge Tuesday and said he acted because he was "so scared" of Saddam Hussein.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jun 14, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    I can't believe he is being punished at all, does barack obuma know that his muslim brother has been sentenced to actual time in prison. I'm shocked that the false messiah hasn't apologized to him and given him reparations.
  • by Lonnie Location: Edenton on Jun 13, 2009 at 04:18 PM
    He should of received DEATH !!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR A PUNK THAT LIVES IN MY COUNTRY, WHERE MY AMERICANS HAVE LIVED, DIED AND FOUGHT FOR ALL THESE YEARS, AND A STUPID SPY ONLY GETS FOUR YEARS. I BET HE WILL BE TREATED VERY WELL.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jun 13, 2009 at 08:58 AM
    There was a day in this country where this would have been concidered treason, and this man would have recieved actual punishment. . . .Buzz-
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