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5 Somalis Guilty of Attack on U.S. Ship

Five Somali men accused of attacking a United States Navy warship off the African coast were found guilty in what the government said was the first piracy conviction in an American courtroom since 1819.

The verdict was handed down by a jury in Federal District Court. The five men stood silently as the verdict was read to them by an interpreter. They face mandatory life terms at a sentencing hearing set for March 14 here.

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