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Man who lied in Somali terrorism case gets 2 years

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who admitted he lied before a grand jury investigating why young Somali men were leaving Minnesota to join a terrorist group in their homeland was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison.

Adarus Abdulle Ali pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of perjury. He admitted he lied when he said he didn't know two men who had returned to Somalia to join al-Shabab.

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