ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has begun a 133-mile walk from Albany to Binghamton to deliver a petition on behalf of two former upstate New York mosque leaders who were convicted in 2006 on money laundering charges in a sting involving a fake missile plot.
Lynne Jackson plans to give a federal judge a petition for an appeal in the case.
Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain were convicted in 2006 of laundering money from a fictitious terror plot created by the FBI and sentenced to 15-year federal prison sentences.
Jackson believes that crucial evidence was not disclosed to defense attorneys and that their convictions were unjustified.
She began walking Saturday and hopes to deliver the petition on July 23 to U.S. District Senior Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.