An Australian Muslim convert was Thursday found not guilty of receiving money from the al-Qaeda terror network in a retrial after being convicted on the same charges two years ago. But the jury did find former taxi driver Jack Thomas -- dubbed "Jihad Jack" by the media after he became the first Australian to be convicted under new anti-terrorism laws in 2006 -- guilty of altering his passport. Thomas, who trained in an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan, was found guilty in February 2006 of accepting 3,500 US dollars in cash and an air ticket home given to him in 2003 by a senior Al-Qaeda operative in Pakistan. Prosecutors sought a retrial after the court of appeal later quashed his conviction, ruling that an Australian police interview with Thomas in Pakistan in 2003 was conducted under duress and was therefore inadmissible. "He has now been acquitted of all terrorist related charges and obviously that is a matter of great satisfaction to him and to those of us who represented him," said Thomas's lawyer Jim Kennan outside the Melbourne court. Thomas, 35, should never have been retried, he said. "(But) we put ourselves (to) the jury ... and they have reached this verdict and we are happy with it. "It has been a difficult period for him very obviously and it has now come to the satisfactory end in my legal view," Kennan said. Prosecutors had alleged Thomas accepted money and the air ticket from a man claiming to have a message from Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden who allegedly wanted a "white boy" to work for him in Australia. The operative allegedly told Thomas he could offer 10,000 US dollars immediately to anyone willing to carry out an attack, the court was told during the retrial that started last week. Thomas, who was not remanded in custody, had denied both charges against him.