Businessman gets 35-year prison sentence for his role in Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008

"A federal judge imposed a 35-year prison sentence Thursday on David Coleman Headley for his role in plotting the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people, including six Americans, and for a foiled plot in Denmark.

Headley, a 52-year-old businessman and former U.S. drug informant, avoided the death penalty by confessing that he conducted surveillance for both plots and cooperating extensively with investigators after his arrest in October 2009.

He had revealed startling evidence that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) played a central role with the Lashkar-i-Taiba militant group in the attacks. His testimony enabled U.S. prosecutors to charge Lashkar members and a serving major in the ISI".