NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A man who repeatedly refused to testify in a sex trafficking case involving alleged Somali gang members has been convicted by a federal jury of contempt and obstruction charges.
The jury in Nashville on Wednesday convicted Abdullahi Farah of misbehaving before the court, contempt of court and attempt to obstruct the prosecution of a sex trafficking case.
In 2010 about 30 people were accused of being involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy involving Somali gangs alleged to have trafficked children in Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee.
Farah was ordered to go to jail last year for refusing to testify against nine of those defendants. They have all since been acquitted.
He was indicted on additional charges for refusing to testify in a deposition to be used in upcoming trials of additional defendants.
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