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Attorney disappointed by IS trial verdict

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An attorney for one of three men convicted of seeking to join the Islamic State group in Syria says he's disappointed by the verdicts.
Murad Mohammed represents Mohamed Farah, who along with the others was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder overseas. It was the most serious charge and could mean a life prison sentence.
Mohamed says he thought there was a "tenuous connection" between what his client allegedly did and that charge. He says Farah was never offered a plea deal that some other defendants accepted to take the most serious charge off the table.
Supporters of the men had argued they were entrapped. A key element of the government's case was a friend of the men who turned paid informant.

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