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Convicted terrorism plotter Padilla faces longer prison term after original sentence tossed

  • FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2006 file photo, Jose Padilla, center, is escorted to a waiting police vehicle by federal marshals near downtown Miami. Padilla is set to be sentenced a second time by a federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Miami, because the original prison term of 17 years was too lenient. Padilla was arrested by the FBI in 2002 on what authorities said was an al-Qaida mission to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the U.S. Those accusations were later discarded. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2006 file photo, Jose Padilla, center, is escorted to a waiting police vehicle by federal marshals near downtown Miami. Padilla is set to be sentenced a second time by a federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Miami, because the original prison term of 17 years was too lenient. Padilla was arrested by the FBI in 2002 on what authorities said was an al-Qaida mission to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the U.S. Those accusations were later discarded. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- This Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, shows a courtroom sketch of Jose Padilla during his terrorism trial in Miami. Padilla is set to be sentenced a second time by a federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Miami, because the original prison term of 17 years was too lenient. Padilla was arrested by the FBI in 2002 on what authorities said was an al-Qaida mission to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the U.S. Those accusations were later discarded. (AP Photo/Shirley Henderson, File)

    FILE- This Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, shows a courtroom sketch of Jose Padilla during his terrorism trial in Miami. Padilla is set to be sentenced a second time by a federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Miami, because the original prison term of 17 years was too lenient. Padilla was arrested by the FBI in 2002 on what authorities said was an al-Qaida mission to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the U.S. Those accusations were later discarded. (AP Photo/Shirley Henderson, File)  (The Associated Press)

Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is going before a Florida federal judge to face a longer prison term after a federal appeals court ruled his original sentence was too lenient.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke was to impose the new sentence at a hearing Tuesday. She originally gave Padilla more than 17 years behind bars for his 2007 convictions on charges of supporting al-Qaida and terrorism conspiracy.

Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year sentence. Padilla's lawyer says he still deserves less.

Padilla was arrested by the FBI in 2002 on what authorities said was an al-Qaida mission to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the U.S. Those accusations were later discarded.

Before trial, Padilla was held without charge under harsh, isolated conditions as an enemy combatant for over three years.