Terror cell member gets 70 months

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The last member of a terrorist cell that was planning to attack Jewish targets in Los Angeles was sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

Hammad Riaz Samana, a member of the Jami’yyat Ul-Islam Is-Shaheeh group founded in a prison, was given a 70-month sentence Aug. 17, the Orange County Register reported.

His sentence was shorter than his three fellow cell members because he had a smaller role in the plot and he suffered from mental health issues, according to U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney.

The cell had plans to attack synagogues, the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles and El Al Airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport, as well as military bases. The group robbed 11 gas stations to fund the plot. The men were arrested and charged in 2005. — jta