A southwest London court on Monday has sentenced a Birmingham man to three years in jail for providing £3,000 ($3,700) to a key suspect in the deadly Paris and Brussels terror attacks.
He became known as "the man in the hat" after he was caught on CCTV at Brussels airport just before the bombing.
Mr Justice Baker sentenced Ahmed to eight years in jail plus an additional year on licence, to serve a minimum of four years before being able to apply for parole.
Boufassil was given a three-year term with a year on licence.
At least 130 people were killed and hundreds were injured after a coordinated armed attack in the French capital on November 13, 2015.
At the sentencing hearing today, Mr Lovell-Pank submitted Boufassil was "little more than an errand boy" and said there was no evidence of any direct involvement with the money itself until "the last moment".
Boufassil claims that he was groomed by MI5 - Britain's internal security agency - starting six weeks after Abrini was arrested in April of 2016, when Boufassil was approached and befriended by spies, who allegedly bought him cigarettes, clothes, and a phone, and also gave him £3,000.
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"These men have been jailed today because they handed over money with the intention that it would support worldwide terrorism".
Mr Lovell-Pank told the court: "Zakaria Boufassil feels that he was effectively picked up by MI5 and "pumped and dumped".
"He feels he may have ceased to be of any use to them and as a result was effectively thrown to the wolves, which is in fact what happened".
The prosecution has refused to confirm or deny the defendant's claims, as is standard MI5 procedure.
As well as admitting that he had travelled to collect money in the UK, Abrini also confirmed he taken pictures of Manchester United's ground at Old Trafford, as well as shopping centres and casinos around Birmingham.
The cash had been withdrawn from the bank account of Anouar Haddouchi, another Belgian national, who had been living in the West Midlands and claiming housing benefit.
He said: "I am sure that you are an individual who has for some time and continues to hold extreme Islamist beliefs, and that you are committed to the cause of Islamic State".