subway bomb plot
Najibullah Zazi, 26, has pleaded guilty and is testifying for the government now, but in 2009 he was still maintaining his innocence in a plot to suicide bomb the New York City underground, saying things like “I am not involved with al Qaeda.”
Mohammed Wali Zazi, convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice, was sentenced Friday to 4.5 years behind bars.
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.