refugee was placed on probation and fined last week for paying
$1,000 to obtain a Pennsylvania commercial driver's license.
In Pittsburgh, U.S. District Judge Robert Cindrich sentenced
Hussain Sudani to three years' probation and ordered him to
pay a $100 fine.
of Everett, WA, pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining a CDL
in March. He was among 20 Middle Eastern men who illegally obtained
a hazmat license from Robert Ferrari, a former Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation examiner. Ferrari has since pleaded
guilty to selling the licenses to men without having them take
the proper tests.
naming him and the others created a stir following the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks because of the possibility the scheme was
linked to terrorism. Federal authorities have since said none
of the suspects has been linked to any terrorist plots.