Hussain testified that he falsely promised to make Cromitie “the happiest man on planet earth” if he completed his mission. The informant was posing as a representative of a Pakistani terrorist organization.
He was accused with three others of plotting to blow up New York City synagogues and military planes.
A video shows the alleged mastermind of a plot to attack New York synagogues and shoot down military planes practicing with a shoulder missile launcher.
Prosecutors played secretly-recorded tapes they said show a terror plot suspect talking with a paid informant, and they contained angry boasts, hatred and threats of terrorism.
The four men pleaded not guilty to charges that they engaged in a conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles to kill U.S. officers and employees.
A jury has begun hearing opening statements at the trial of four men charged with trying to blow up New York synagogues and shoot down military planes.