Five Convicted of Conspiracy in Fort Dix Terror Case
CNN reports that a jury has convicted five men for conspiring to bomb American soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J., but acquitted the men of attempted murder. The men, who each face life in prison, are slated for sentencing in April.
Six men were arrested on May 7, 2007, in New Jersey, as two of them were meeting a confidential government witness “to purchase three AK-47 automatic machine guns and four semi-automatic M-16s to be used in an attack they had been planning from at least January 2006,” according to a criminal complaint.
The sixth defendant, Agron Abdullahu, pleaded guilty in October to a reduced charge of providing firearms to illegal aliens and received a sentence of 20 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
TWI’s Daphne Eviatar cited the trial in a piece last week about the U.S. government’s use of plants and paid informants in such terrorism cases. You can read it here.