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Two charged in US for supporting terror, possible Padilla link

[JURIST] Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Thursday at a news conference that two men have been charged with financial support to terrorists and recruiting terror group members, including one person that US authorities identify as "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla.

The indictment handed up in federal district court in Miami details a September 2000 conversation between Adgan Amin Hassoun and Mohamed Hesham Youssef in which they discussed the travel of a US citizen who applied to attend a Middle Eastern terrorist camp. Although Attorney General Ashcroft did not name the citizen, law enforcement officials identify him as Padilla. AP has the full story. For the latest news on JURIST's Paper Chase regarding Jose Padilla, click here.

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