June 9th, 2011
06:35 PM ET

Chicago man convicted in Denmark plot, acquitted in Mumbai attack

Chicago businessman Tahawwur Hussain Rana was found not guilty Thursday on federal charges of conspiracy to provide material support to the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008.

But Rana was convicted on one count of conspiracy to provide material support in a plot to bomb the offices of a Danish newspaper that had published irreverent cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, and on one count of providing material support to the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.

The Chicago businessman was accused of facilitating the November 2008 terrorist attacks that killed more than 160 people in Mumbai, India. But the defense argued that he was an unwitting victim betrayed by a business associate and longtime friend.

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  1. Cesar

    The world is a Chicago, and I am its Sears Tower.

    June 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    ************Troll Alert: Zero-They all died************

    June 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio )


    The Sears Tower on Wacker Drive in Chicago, is no longer Sears. Rather they changed the name to The Willis Tower.

    June 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    I am Cesar. The world is a Chicago, and I am its Willis Tower.

    June 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Thanks Jeff.

    June 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    I like gay black men from Chicago. I like to smoke their wieners.

    June 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @8:20 Troll: And then?

    June 10, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    @12:08 Cesar troll: Quit hijacking my name. I mean it.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. Indian

    Its a pity that decision was passed . Its funny I do like the USA but I think this was made in error and sadly I feel people will suffer , mainly in India. To appease pakistan USA has let India down . One day sadly this will come back to bite USA in the behind . That day CNN I sincerely hope you bring this up
    In my opinion I feel this is wrong and a total disappointment . It is said in history be nice when you are on the Top /making your way to the Top because eventually we all fall down and when this happens USA may only have itself to blame

    June 10, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bharatiya

    strange decision..anyways justice will be done.. sooner or later.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
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    Mumbai, About Mumbai, Mumbai Blogs, Mumbai History

    August 20, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. http://mumbaijanta.in/about-mumbai

    Great Post!

    August 20, 2011 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |