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A man accused of hosting terrorists in Paris after one of the city's deadliest attacks was sentenced to four years in prison.
The Paris Appeals Court sentenced Jawad Bendaoud on Friday.
Prosecutors argued In November 2015, he hid two men, Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Chakib Akrouh, who were on the run after coordinated bombings and gunfire in the Bataclan Concert Hall, cafes, bars and National Stadium.
The attack of violence in France capital killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more. ISIS took responsibility for the attacks.
Bendaoud, a licensed drug dealer, was nicknamed the "ISIS Landlord" men traded when he had agreed to rent an apartment in Saint-Denis, a suburb north of Paris.
It is "a stinking apartment without water or toilet," the Guardian reported.
He helped the refugees through Abaaoud's cousin, a young Frenchwoman named Hasna Aitboulahcen. She'd called another drug dealer who linked her to Bendaoud.
After the Guardian :
"Bendaoud described shaking hands with Abaaoud, who squatted on November 17 with a football shirt on the squad, the Paris team PSG and asked which way he prayed Bendaoud told the owner of a local pizzeria about the "shady Belgians" to whom he had rented an apartment, but he told the court that he had not recognized them as wanted terrorists because he had done so after a 19-year-old He said he was pregnant.
Later he said the TV in his bedroom was broken, so he did not see the message. "[19659018Afriendofbureaucratswasalertedtothejihadist'spresenceandcontactedtheauthorities
during a dramatic police raid Days after the attacks in Paris were Abaaoud, a Belgian IS member who had allegedly organized the attacks, and Akrouh killed. Abaaoud's cousin also died in the siege.
At the time, Bendaoud stood in the street and told journalists he did not know the identity of the terrorists when a police officer arrested him live in front of the camera.
A French court was acquitted He noted last year that prosecutors had failed to prove that he knew the tenants as terrorists. The Paris prosecutor's office submitted the appeal, which ended with a prison sentence.
Bendaoud said that the ordeal had ruined his life, that he wanted compensation and intended to write a book, said France 24.
Friday, he shook his head weakly as the verdict was delivered.