Federal prosecutors plan to appeal the 16-year prison sentence given to a man for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating what he thought was a car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar in 2012.
U.S. Attorney John Lausch on Wednesday filed notice with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of plans to appeal Daoud's sentence. A spokesman for Lausch had no comment on the decision.
Daoud's attorney, Thomas Durkin, is calling the move to appeal the sentencing "a cruel, wrong-headed and stupid decision."
In imposing the sentence last month on the 25-year-old Daoud, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman criticized the FBI for appearing to take advantage of Daoud's extreme immaturity.