Hospital worker guilty of being part of a terror conspiracy

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:23 PM ET

OTTAWA — He palled around with a terrorist until he became one himself.

Misbahuddin Ahmed will soon be severely punished for his 2010 flirtation with extremist beliefs after he was convicted by a jury Friday of conspiring to facilitate terrorist activity and of participating in a terror group.

His mother-in-law flung her arms around his weeping wife as the jury foreman read out the verdict.

"Mr. Ahmed is now a convicted terrorist," Judge Colin McKinnon said gravely as he prepared to revoke Ahmed's bail.

The 30-year-old former diagnostic imaging technologist at the Civic hospital faces "what will inevitably be a lengthy period of imprisonment."

He faces a maximum sentence of 24 years, because the law says both sentences must be served concurrently.

"There was a strong case with respect to both counts," Crown prosecutor Jason Wakely said outside the courthouse. "We're pleased with the result. It's the correct result."


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