A federal judge in Bowling Green is set to pass sentence on a pair of Iraqi nationals who pleaded guilty to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell will conduct the hearing at noon today for 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and his co-defendant, 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi. Alwan pleaded guilty in December 2011. Hammadi bypassed a trial and entered a guilty plea in August. The two men had faced charges of trying to send a variety of weapons, including rifles and Stinger missile systems, along with other explosives and cash to the terrorist organization in Iraq.