Wire: Zazi Indicted for Conspiring to Detonate WMD on US Soil
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that Najibullah Zazi, the Denver man believed to be the central figure in a terror plot against the New York City transit system, has officially been indicted on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States, according to a WCBS TV news report.
According to the Department of Justice, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of New York returned a one-count indictment alleging that between Aug. 1, 2008 and Sept. 21, 2009, Zazi knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to use one or more weapons of mass destruction, specifically explosive bombs and other similar explosive devices, against persons or property within the United States. The indictment also alleges that Zazi and others traveled in interstate and foreign commerce, used email and the Internet, and that this offense and the results of the offense would have affected interstate and foreign commerce.The 24-year-old Zazi -- whom authorities have linked to al-Qaeda -- his father and Afzali have already been charged with lying to FBI investigators trying to uncover the terror plot. Zazi met with his attorneys in Colorado on Wednesday. His father, Mohammed Zazi, was expected to be freed on $50,000 bail after Thursday's hearing.
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(Report from newswire sources.)
Source: Zazi Indicted For Conspiring To Detonate WMD
Download: Zazi's complete indictment (pdf)