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Court denies appeal for Albany Imam

ALBANY -- The attorney for an Albany mosque leader convicted of helping terrorists spoke out on Friday.

Yassin Aref was one of two men convicted in 2006 on money laundering charges in a sting involving a fake missile plot. On Monday, a federal court denied his request to appeal the conviction, which carries a sentence of 15 years behind bars.

Aref's attorney says the Imam had no idea what was supposedly going on.
 
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