Share this page Bin Laden chef sentenced to 14 years in jail Osama Bin Laden's former cook and driver has been sentenced to 14 years in prison by a Guantanamo Bay tribunal.
Sudanese-born Ibrahim al-Qosi had admitted conspiracy and providing support for terrorism.
However,he could serve far less time because of a plea deal which is likely to remain secret for several weeks.
Under the agreement, Qosi also admitted working as Bin Laden's bodyguard and helping him avoid capture by US forces.
The sentence will now be reviewed by the Pentagon.
Qosi, 50, was detained by US forces in 2001 after fleeing an al-Qaeda hide-out in Afghanistan's Tora Bora mountains.
He has admitted running a kitchen in Bin Laden's compound while being aware that al-Qaeda was a terrorist organisation, the BBC's Steve Kingstone in Washington reports.
At his sentencing hearing, military prosecutors said Qosi had insulted the tribunal's intelligence by insisting he was a mere cook.
He is only the fourth person held at Guantanamo Bay to be convicted, and the first since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.
The centre has held more than 800 alleged militants of whom about 180 remain in custody.
Mr Obama had pledged to shut the controversial facility by January this year, but a deadlock with Congress over where to house remaining detainees delayed the plan.