Lebanese sentenced after another FBI sting

A gullible youth, Sami Samir Hassoun, 25, was sentenced to 23 years in prison Thursday for placing a backpack he believed contained a bomb near Wrigley Field in Chicago after being sucked into a 2010 terrorism sting during an alcohol-addled stretch of his life. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/31/us/illinois-lebanese-man-gets-23-years-in-bomb-plot.html?ref=us Mr. Hassoun was arrested after planting the fake explosive device, which was given to him by an undercover agent. Defense lawyers had described Mr. Hassoun as gullible and prone to boasting, but said they had no information linking him to extremists.

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