A former University of South Florida student has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for providing material support to terrorists, including making a videotape showing how to assemble and use a remote-controlled bomb, prosecutors said.
Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 26, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Tampa, Florida. He pleaded guilty to the charge in June.
Under a plea agreement, six other charges against him were dropped.
Some of those charges stemmed from an August 2007 traffic stop in suburban Charleston, South Carolina, in which Mohamed and another USF student were arrested.
At a court hearing, a sheriff's deputy who stopped their Toyota Camry for traveling 60 mph in a 45-mph zone said he became suspicious when one of the men closed a laptop computer and placed it in the back seat when the car was pulled over. Mohamed was driving the car, authorities said.
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