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LAX 'Millennium Bomber' to be Resentenced

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It was December 1999 when Ahmed Ressam was caught trying to smuggle explosives over the Canadian border with plans to detonate them at LAX on New Year's Eve. He was eventually sentenced to 22 years in prison by a Seattle judge, but that today was overturned by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The panel of judges said it was so lenient that it constituted as a procedural error and failure by the Seattle judge to adequately protect the public, according to the LA Times. The resentencing will be done by a different judge.