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Woman finishes walk to Binghamton for mosque pair



ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A woman has wrapped up a 133-mile walk from Albany to Binghamton to deliver a petition on behalf of two former upstate New York mosque leaders who were convicted in 2006 on money laundering charges in a sting involving a fake missile plot.
Local media outlets report Lynne Jackson brought a petition with 1,715 signatures for an appeal in the case to a federal judge on Tuesday.
Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain were convicted in 2006 of laundering money from a fictitious terror plot created by the FBI. They were each sentenced to 15 year in federal prison.
Jackson believes that crucial evidence was not disclosed to defense attorneys and that their convictions were unjustified.
She began the walk on July 13.


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