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Man freed in NYC Tamil Tiger caseMan called top US rep for Sri Lankan rebel group sentenced to time served in NYC terror case
NEW YORK (AP) ' A man called the top U.S. representative of an outlawed Sri Lankan rebel group has been freed from jail in a New York City terrorism case.
A judge sentenced Karunakaran (kah-roo-nah-KEHR-ahn) Kandasamy (kahn-dah-SAH-mee) on Friday to time served ' about five years. Prosecutors had sought a maximum 20-year term.
The 55-year-old Kandasamy was among several Sri Lankan immigrants rounded up in the mid-2000s and accused of illegally raising money for the Tamil Tigers.
The United States and other Western countries had labeled the Tamil Tigers a terrorist organization before the rebels were defeated in a bloody civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009.
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