Terror financier sentenced to 14 yearsJanuary 25, 2013
Tahawwur Rana, an Islamic extremist who used a Chicago front company to fund the Pakistani jihadist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Rana also bankrolled activities of his lifelong friend David Coleman Headley, the lead scout behind the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks—attacks which were also funded by Pakistan’s ISI spy service via Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Headley himself was sentenced to 35 years in prison yesterday. He was largely responsible for the deaths of over 160 people including six Americans. U.S. officials claimed that Headley was cooperative with investigators. Eric Holder authorized prosecutors not to seek the death penalty, and the prosecutors didn’t even seek a life sentence in light of Headley’s “cooperation.”
Asked if he was remorseful about the loss of life, Headley simply said “they were Indians.”