A Guyanese man facing federal charges in connection with a plot to blow up fuel lines and planes at John F. Kennedy Airport has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Abdel Nur pled guilty in Brooklyn federal court today to a charge of providing material support to terrorists.
The 60 year old is one of three men who were arrested in June 2007, when authorities say they discovered the plot to blow up pipelines that supply JFK.
Nur originally claimed he was innocent and set up by an informant.
He faces up to 15 years in prison.
His trial was set to begin tomorrow. If he had been convicted at trial, he could have been sentenced to life in prison.
The other two men are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow for the start of the trial.