Ibrahim pleaded guilty in September to various charges stemming from the
takeover of Clipper Group vessel, Future, in the Gulf of Aden. The takeover lasted
71 days, ending in January 2009 with the payment of $1.7 million in ransom.
Ibrahim previously was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to a 30-year prison term for acts of piracy against a U.S. Navy vessel.
U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen along with Per Gullestrup, the CEO of the Clipper Group will be available immediately after the sentencing and are expected to make statements outside the courthouse at a press conference.
The press conference is tentatively scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2011 outside the U.S. District Court at 333 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. This time will vary depending on the sentencing process commencing at 9:30 a.m.
Following the press conference the Department of Justice will release full details of the Ibrahim sentencing.