Three men facing federal terrorism charges in New York City have strong ties to the same extremist Islamic group that’s claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall, U.S. authorities say.
Two brothers convicted of planning to attack military personnel on installations in New Jersey and elsewhere are asking a judge to vacate their convictions, saying their lawyers made key mistakes in their defense.
Abid Naseer, 26, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport Thursday afternoon from England to stand trial in Brooklyn. He will be arraigned on Monday.
Schumer said the student visa Nafis obtained from a Missouri university is legitimate, but said his quick transfer to a university in the city should have raised a red flag.
Bloomberg said this incident should remind New Yorkers to not become complacent.
According to a federal complaint, Quazi Nafis was aware a bomb planted outside the Federal Reserve Bank would likely cause the deaths of many people, including women and children.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He is currently being held without bail and, if convicted, faces life in prison.
“I want to apologize to the city,” Carmen Sosa said. “I love New York and I’ve been here since 1987. I’m very disappointed by what my son is doing.
Jose Pimentel was behind bars Monday night, being held without bail because, officials say, he had grandiose plans to blow up people and places in the metropolitan area, including the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.
The arrest of a Massachusetts man who allegedly plotted to fly remote-control planes into the Pentagon has New Yorkers talking.
Kareem Ibrahim was convicted of several conspiracy counts. Two other people were convicted last year of conspiracy charges and are serving life in prison. A fourth pleaded guilty to providing material support and was sentenced to 15 years.
Prosecutors said Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari planned to come to NY to remotely detonate bombs in rental cars, and Police Commissioner Kelly said this is another indication that the city is the nation’s number one terrorist target.
A former cargo handler has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a foiled terror plot against John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Two men accused of plotting to blow up jet fuel tanks at JFK Airport have been convicted of conspiracy charges. A federal jury reached the verdict Monday in Brooklyn.