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Former Gitmo Prisoner Convicted On One Charge

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ahmed ghailani 385 Former Gitmo Prisoner Convicted On One Charge

A federal jury in New York has cleared Ahmed Ghailani of all but one of the counts against him in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

 The 36-year-old Ghailani was found guilty yesterday of one count of conspiracy.  His was the first civilian trial for a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner.  The verdict comes as President Obama has been pressing for federal court trials rather than military tribunals for some Gitmo prisoners.

To learn more KXNT Morning News spoke to CBS News Senior Legal Analyst Andrew Cohen.

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