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View Resource Lindh Pleads Guilty and Strikes a Surprising Deal

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who converted to Islam and became a warrior for Afghanistan's Taliban, pleaded guilty to two charges in a surprise deal that will send him to prison for 20 years, making him eligible for parole in 17 years. Under the agreement, the government dropped nine of the 10 charges against Lindh -- three of which carried life sentences, including conspiracy to murder...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0719