No. 05-4537.

487 F.3d 450 (2007)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Ahmed BRIKA, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided and Filed: May 23, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ARGUED: Kevin M. Schad, Schad & Schad, Lebanon, Ohio, for Appellant. Kevin W. Kelley, Assistant United States Attorney, Columbus, Ohio, for Appellee. ON BRIEF: Kevin M. Schad, Schad & Schad, Lebanon, Ohio, for Appellant. Kevin W. Kelley, Salvador A. Dominguez, Columbus, Ohio, for Appellee.

Before: BOGGS, Chief Judge; and DAUGHTREY and GIBBONS, Circuit Judges.


BOGGS, Chief Judge.

In Columbus, Ohio, Mohammed Bousfiha provided Ahmed Brika, his brother-in-law, with a livelihood. He funded his job training and sometimes offered him a place to live when times were tough. After Bousfiha's marriage to Brika's sister had ended, Brika organized and executed a plot to kidnap Bousfiha in Morocco and hold him for ransom over an allegedly unpaid debt. More than five people were involved in the plot, from the women...

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