2 Somali pirates receive life sentences for attacking USS Ashland; third gets 33 years

By Brock Vergakis
The Virginian-Pilot

A pair of Somali pirates were sentenced to life in prison Monday for their roles in a 2010 attack on the USS Ashland in the Gulf of Aden, while a third was given only 33 years because he cooperated with federal prosecutors in another piracy case.
U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson begrudgingly issued the life sentences after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that he erred by originally giving the five men convicted in the case sentences that ranged from 30 to 42½ years.
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