A look at the four defendants convicted Tuesday in the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings at two U.S. embassies in Africa:

MOHAMED RASHED DAOUD AL-'OWHALI, 24, of Saudi Arabia: Arrested five days after the bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, Al-'Owhali was interviewed extensively by the FBI. Prosecutors say he initially denied a role in the bombing but eventually changed his story, saying he rode in the bomb vehicle and tossed a stun grenade to distract guards. Al-'Owhali says his confession was coerced, and that he was a victim of guilt by association with bin Laden. He could face death.

KHALFAN KHAMIS MOHAMED, 27, of Tanzania: Known as "K.K.," Mohamed was accused of riding in a bomb-laden truck to the embassy in Tanzania. Mohamed was arrested in Cape Town, South Africa, in October 1999. Mohamed allegedly rented a house in his native Tanzania that was used as a bomb factory, and helped prepare TNT. Prosecutors say Mohamed gave a long statement to investigators, telling them he would have joined in other attacks on Americans if not caught. The defense portrayed him as a pawn in a vast plot he knew nothing about. He could face death.

WADIH EL-HAGE, 40, of Arlington, Texas: Born in Lebanon, the man prosecutors alleged was millionaire Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden's former personal secretary is the only U.S. citizen charged. In the late 1970s, he enrolled in the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and later converted to Islam from Roman Catholicism. In late 1992, El-Hage left the country to work for bin Laden in the Sudan and Kenya, where he allegedly headed a terrorism cell. He returned to the United States by 1997, settling with his wife and seven children in Texas before his arrest. His lawyers claim he worked for bin Laden only on legitimate business ventures. He could face life in prison.

MOHAMED SADEEK ODEH, 35, of Jordan: Arrested days after the bombing in Nairobi as he tried to enter Pakistan, Odeh allegedly told investigators that he went to Kenya five days before the bombings and met a fellow explosives expert for the Kenyan terrorism cell. Prosecutors alleged that he stayed with other members of the group at the Hilltop Hotel in Kenya, before traveling on Aug. 5 to meet bin Laden. He allegedly told investigators all the bomb plotters, except one, left Kenya the day before the attack, shaving their beards to deflect the suspicions of customs officials. Odeh has a wife and child in Jordan. He also faces a potential life sentence.