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Pakistani man sentenced in attempt at smuggling

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Pakistani man has been sentenced to 50 months in prison for trying to smuggle someone he thought was part of the Pakistani Taliban into the United States.

Prosecutors say law enforcement agents worked with confidential sources to ask Irfan Ul Haq and two Pakistani co-defendants to help get someone they were told was a member of the terrorist group into the U.S. earlier this year. The three men were living in Ecuador and are accused of getting the fictitious person a false Pakistani passport.

The men each pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington recently to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The two co-defendants were sentenced to slightly shorter prison terms last month.

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