A man who pleaded guilty to helping support a plot to attack New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday.
Abdel Nur pleaded guilty in June 2010 to providing material support to the plot to explode fuel tanks and the fuel pipeline under the Queens, N.Y., airport.
Evidence showed Nur, a citizen of Guyana, provided material support to the plot by attempting to locate al Qaeda explosives expert Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah, the Justice Department said in a press release. He also introduced the plotters to Yasin Abu Bakr, the leader of the Trinidadian militant group Jamaat Al Muslimeen.
Two men, Abdul Kadir and Russell Defreitas, were convicted in July 2010 for engaging in the terrorist conspiracy. Kadir was sentenced to life in prison in December. Defreitas, a naturalized US citizen, hatched the plan and traveled to Guyana and Trinidad in 2006 and 2007 to recruit the others to join the plot. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 21.
A fourth alleged conspirator, Kareem Ibrahim, faces trial on charges of engaging in the terrorist conspiracy.
(Source: NY Post)