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'Jihad Jane' ally sentenced

By CNN Staff
updated 1:30 PM EST, Wed January 8, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jamie Paulin-Ramirez sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy
  • She was an ally of "Jihad Jane"
  • They communicated and planned to go to a jihadist training camp

(CNN) -- An ally of the woman known as "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday for one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Jamie Paulin-Ramirez had pleaded guilty to the terrorism charge in 2011.

Paulin-Ramirez, 35, was also ordered to pay a fine of $2,500 and to serve three years of probation after she is released from prison.

She was a co-defendant of Colleen LaRose, also known as "Jihad Jane."

Paulin-Ramirez exchanged e-mail messages with LaRose during the summer of 2009, and they made plans to meet in Europe to attend a jihadist training camp, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Paulin-Ramirez was arrested in Ireland after LaRose.

Authorities say LaRose called herself "Jihad Jane" on YouTube. In 2009, she was indicted on four counts, including conspiring to support terrorists and to kill someone overseas. She was allegedly part of a plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who outraged some by depicting the prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog in 2007.

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