Brothers in NYC terror plot get max sentences

2015-06-11 19:06

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Miami - Two Pakistani-born brothers were sentenced to the maximum possible prison sentences after pleading guilty in Florida to charges of organising a terror plot against New York City landmarks.

US District Judge Beth Bloom on Thursday sent 22-year-old Raees Alam Qazi to prison for 35 years. His 32-year-old brother, Sheheryar Alam Qazi, got 20 years. They pleaded guilty in March to terrorism-related charges including conspiracy to provide material support.

The brothers also admitted to assaulting two US marshals while in custody.

The alleged plot never got beyond planning stages. The FBI says Raees Qazi travelled to the New York in 2012 to scout targets but didn't attempt any attacks. He was arrested after returning to Broward County, Florida, where the brothers lived.

Key evidence includes FBI wire tap and communications intercepts.

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