Imam pleads guilty to tipping NYC subway bomb plotter
March 4, 2010
Imam Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI in NYC Terror Case
NEW YORK — An imam has pleaded guilty to charges he lied to FBI agents investigating a foiled homicide bomb plot against New York City. Ahmad Afzali appeared Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn federal court.
Authorities arrested Afzali last year during the investigation of admitted Al Qaeda associate Najibullah Zazi. Zazi has pleaded guilty to plotting to use homemade bombs in a "martyrdom operation" against the subways.
Prosecutors say Afzali told Zazi that he was under surveillance when he arrived in New York in September. Zazi, a former Colorado airport shuttle driver, attended high school in Queens.