Mass. man faces sentence in plot to help al-Qaida

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, file booking photo provided by the Sudbury, Mass., Police Dept. shows Tarek Mehanna, of Sudbury, after he was arrested and charged with conspiring to plot terror attacks. A federal judge ruled during a hearing in Boston Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, that prosecutors in the case cannot refer to American troops as "our soldiers" during his trial, scheduled to begin on Oct. 24. The judge also ruled Mehanna supporters cannot wear their customary yellow scarves or "Free Tarek" T-shirts once the trial begins. (AP Photo/Sudbury Police Department, File)

April 12, 2012 5:55:39 AM PDT
A Massachusetts man will learn his sentence in a Boston court after being convicted in federal court last year of conspiring to help al-Qaida.