Onta Williams

Police officers stand guard outside Riverdale Temple - Bronx, NY - May 21, 2009 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Laguerre Payen, Final Convict In Temple Bomb Plot, Sentenced

The last of four men convicted in an FBI sting operation was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison by a judge who said she was not proud of her government for creating the plot to bomb synagogues and shoot down military planes with missiles.

09/07/2011

June 29, 2011 courtroom sketch shows (L-R) James Cromite, Onta Williams and David Williams as they listen to Judge Colleen McMahon during sentencing in Federal Court in Manhattan. (credit: SHIRLEY SHEPARD/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Men Convicted In Riverdale Synagogues Plot Learn Their Fates

James Cromitie, David Williams and Onta Williams, the three men convicted of plotting to blow up local synagogues and shoot down military planes, have been sentenced to 25 years in prison in federal court in Manhattan.

06/29/2011

NYPD officers guard Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx (credit: AP Photo/David Goldman)

Judge Refuses To Throw Out Bronx Bomb Plot Convictions

Federal Judge Colleen McMahon has upheld the verdicts of four men convicted of plotting to blow up New York City synagogues and shoot down military planes, and scolded the government for an informant whose methods she suggested bordered on entrapment.

05/04/2011

NYPD officers guard Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx (credit: AP Photo/David Goldman)

Judge Asked To Toss Conviction In Bronx Temple Bomb Plot

Lawyers for four men said their clients’ convictions and the case itself should be thrown out because they were entrapped by a paid FBI informant posing as an Islamic extremist.

03/24/2011

Riverdale bomb plot suspects

Judge Removes Juror At Bronx Terror Trial Tuesday

A judge was expected to decide if she’ll declare a mistrial in the case of four men charged with plotting to bomb two Bronx synagogues.

10/12/2010

Riverdale bomb plot suspects

Stray Document Halts Bronx Terror Plot Deliberations

Prosecutors said James Cromitie hatched a plot with a paid FBI informant to bomb New York City synagogues, and recruited his three co-defendants to fire missiles at a New York military base.

10/09/2010

Riverdale bomb plot suspects

Closings Held At NYC Temple-Plot Trial

Manhattan prosecutors said four men accused of plotting to blow up Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes believed that a scheme concocted in a government sting was real.

10/04/2010

Riverdale bomb plot suspects

Defense Grills Informant At Bronx Terror Plot Trial

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.

09/22/2010

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Judge Nearly Ejects Bronx Terror Suspect

He was accused with three others of plotting to blow up New York City synagogues and military planes.

09/15/2010

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Bronx Terror Trial Jury Sees Missile Launcher Vid

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.

09/08/2010

The FBI arrested four men who are accused of planning a terror plot, with targets including a NYC temple and an upstate New York Military airport. (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Terror Plot Suspect Threatens To Kill Jews

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.

08/31/2010

Riverdale bomb plot suspects

Jurors Hear Tapes At Temple Terror Plot Trial

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.

08/30/2010

Officers stand guard outside the Riverdale Jewish Center. (AP File Photo)

Trial Starts For Accused In Bronx Synagogue Bomb Plot

A prosecutor says four men charged with trying to blow up New York synagogues and shoot down military planes were caught on videotape plotting together.

08/24/2010

The FBI arrested four men who are accused of planning a terror plot, with targets including a NYC temple and an upstate New York Military airport. (credit: CBS 2)

Opening Statements In NY Synagogues Bomb Plot Case

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.

08/24/2010

The FBI arrested four men who are accused of planning a terror plot, with targets including a NYC temple and an upstate New York Military airport. (credit: CBS 2)

Informant Key To NY Synagogues Bomb Plot Case

Four Muslim men charged with trying to blow up New York synagogues and shoot down military planes will be reunited at their trial with someone who was in on the plot every step of the way.

08/22/2010