"Mohamed Farah, 31, of Somalia, was sentenced to life plus ten years in prison for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on the USS Ashland, a US Navy ship, in April 2010," the release stated.
Farah was part of a group of pirates that attacked the Ashland in the Gulf of Aden seven years ago. The ship was not damaged during the attack and none of the crew members were injured.
The release noted that Fatah was convicted by a US federal jury in February of 2013. His five co-conspirators were already sentenced for their roles in the attack.