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A New York City man has pleaded guilty to helping terrorists by enabling satellite access to Hezbollah-run television, The New…

A New York City man has pleaded guilty to helping terrorists by enabling satellite access to Hezbollah-run television, The New York Times reports.

A judge in 2007 turned down Javed Iqbal’s claim of First Amendment protection for providing access to the station, saying the federal charges passed muster because they targeted the action and not the content of speech, according to The Times. 

Iqbal pleaded guilty last week to one count, for which the newspaper reports Iqbal could face up to 15 years in prison, but his attorneys have settled with the prosecution on a shorter sentence.

Charges are still pending against a co-defendant.