Michigan Man Accused of Spying for Iraq

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Federal prosecutors are recommending nearly four years in prison for a suburban Detroit man accused of spying for Iraq.
Najib Shemami pleaded guilty in January to aiding Iraq without approval from the U.S. government. He'll get his sentence Tuesday.
The government says Shemami traveled to Iraq to report on U.S. and Turkish military activities and to supply information about Iraqi natives living in the United States.
The investigation against the Sterling Heights man began with documents obtained after the U.S. invasion in 2003. Shemami's lawyer has claimed he was being coerced by Saddam Hussein's regime.


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