UPDATE: al-Marri Transferred to Pekin

By WEEK Producer

UPDATE: al-Marri Transferred to Pekin

July 15, 2010 Updated Mar 20, 2009 at 9:50 PM CDT

The U–S Marshals say Ali al–Marri was transferred this evening to central Illinois. Sources have told News 25 he'll be housed at the federal prison in Pekin.

Ali all–Marri is the llast man to be called an enemy combatant against the United States, will appear in a federal courtroom.

His Peoria lawyer, Lee Smith, will represent him.

Ali al–Marri faces federal charges of providing material support to al Qaeda.

More than seven years ago, he was a Bradley student, living with his wife and five children in this West Peoria apartment...and the government claims...operating as a terrorist sleeper agent for Osama bin Laden.

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