It has snared a Manhattan defense lawyer, a Florida professor, the "American Taliban," and many more. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, more than 30 people have been hit with a charge of providing material support to terrorists or terrorist groups, which carries a penalty of 15 years to life in prison. Here's a roundup of cases involving the statute that one DOJ official calls one of the "most powerful tools against terrorist financing."
Material Support Law: Weapon in War on Terror
May 9, 2003