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Man sentenced to supervised release for threatening feds


Wednesday November 4, 2015


A Minneapolis man who was convicted in March of threatening federal agents investigating his brother in connection with a terrorism-related probe was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised release.

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U.S. District Judge Michael Davis denied a government request for a stiffer sentence for Mohamed Ali Omar, 22, who prosecutors argued intended to carry out his threat against two FBI agents and a Somali interpreter who showed up at his home last fall to interview a family member.

In early June, Davis ordered Omar released and postponed sentencing so that the judge could consider a U.S. Supreme Court decision on what constitutes a “true threat.”

Shortly after his release, Omar was charged with misdemeanor gun possession in an unrelated case.

In addition to supervised release, Omar, who got credit for time served, was given 100 hours of community service, among other conditions. The U.S. attorney’s office declined further comment on the matter.

 



 





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