An Uzbek refugee sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in a plan to kill military personnel or civilians in Idaho has dropped an appeal of his conviction and sentence in exchange for dismissal of bomb-making charges in Utah, a newspaper reported.
The deal also includes prosecutors in Idaho dropping their appeal that the sentence for 33-year-old Fazliddin Kurbanov wasn't long enough, the Idaho Statesman reported (http://bit.ly/28SLjbL) Thursday.
A federal court judge in Boise sentenced Kurbanov in January following his August conviction on charges of conspiracy, attempting to support a terrorist organization and possession of bomb-making components.
A Utah grand jury in May 2013 indicted Kurbanov on charges of providing instruction on the construction and use of an improvised explosive device. Kurbanov could have faced an additional 20 years in prison if convicted of that count.
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