Nicole appeared before Judge Larry Burns in the U.S. District Court of Southern California for sentencing today. Unfortunately Judge Burns rejected the plea deal that Nicole’s lawyers and the prosecution had agreed to. He expressed that he was not inclined to accept the amount of prison time being requested, due to the severity of the “terror-related acts”. Her next hearing is scheduled for July 5th.

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