Mohammed Wali Zazi
Mohammed Wali Zazi, convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice, was sentenced Friday to 4.5 years behind bars.
The father of a man who admitted plotting to bomb New York City subways pleaded guilty Friday to charges he forged immigration forms on behalf of a nephew who ended up testifying against him at a trial earlier this year.
Mohammed Wali Zazi, 55, father of admitted terrorist Najibullah Zazi, has been convicted of trying to cover up his son’s plan to bomb New York City subways two years ago.
Zazi is charged with obstruction of justice by lying to investigators and tampering and destroying evidence to cover for his son, who pleaded guilty last year of plotting to attack New York City subways in the Fall of 2009.
Mohammed Wali Zazi is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in Brooklyn federal court. An updated indictment issued last month charges him with obstruction of justice and other counts.
The updated indictment, issued Tuesday, charges Mohammed Wali Zazi with obstruction of justice and other counts.