A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old man to 16 years in prison after he was arrested in a 2012 FBI terrorism sting for trying to ignite what he thought was a real car bomb outside a Chicago bar.
Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman sentenced Adel Daoud to 192 months in prison for his role in a plit to bomb a Loop bar.
The judge's sentence follows a hearing held last week. Prosecutors wanted a 40-year prison term. The defense hoped Daoud would be released by 2021.
Among the factors that Coleman had to consider is whether the FBI improperly manipulated a mentally fragile Daoud.
Daoud was 18 when he was arrested after parking a car outside the bar and pushing a button he believed would detonate a powerful bomb. Agents supplied the fake device and made it smell like diesel fuel to convince Daoud thta it was real.