Defense: Verdict in terror trial 'conflicting'
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has cleared a Chicago businessman of cooperating in the deadly terrorist attacks on Mumbai.
But Tahawwur Rana (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nah) has been convicted of supporting the terrorist organization that took credit for the 2008 rampage that killed more than 160 people.
It's a decision that defense attorneys for Rana call "conflicting." They plan to file motions questioning Thursday's verdict.
Rana was convicted of two charges. One was providing material support to terrorism in a planned attack on a Danish newspaper that in 2005 printed cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. The other was providing support to the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LAHSH-kar eh TAY-eh-ba).
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said he was gratified by the jury's decision and disagreed that the verdict was conflicting.