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Man guilty on terrorism charge, planning attack on US judge

An Indian citizen who studied at Ohio State University has pleaded guilty to supporting terrorism and trying to arrange the killing of a federal judge who had been overseeing his case.

Yahya Farooq Mohammad is one of four men with Ohio ties accused in 2015 of working to send money to a known al-Qaida leader. The others are awaiting trial.

Mohammad pleaded guilty Monday to providing support to terrorists and solicitation to commit a violent crime.

Prosecutors say Mohammad told another inmate in Toledo last year he wanted to have the federal judge killed.

Mohammad's attorney says the government didn't have a strong case but the 39-year-old Mohammad decided to plead guilty and accept a 27-year sentence because it was too risky to face trial and a possible life sentence.