DETROIT (AP) — A man who was discharged from the Air Force amid allegations he expressed sympathy for Osama bin Laden was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison on charges that he lied to get an airport job.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman sentenced Sadeq Naji Ahmed, 25, of Dearborn on two counts of making false statements. Ahmed was convicted in May.
Ahmed was accused of lying to the government about his Air Force discharge in order to get a job as a security screener at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Prosecutors said he lied on a 2002 Transportation Security Administration questionnaire when he said he never left a job under unfavorable circumstances and when he failed to disclose that his security clearance had been revoked.