Mass. Man to Plead in Terror Plot

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol plans to plead guilty to two charges.

That's according to court documents filed Tuesday by prosecutors and attorneys for Rezwan Ferdaus.

Ferdaus is a Muslim-American from Ashland. He was arrested in September after federal employees posing as al-Qaida members delivered what he believed was 24 pounds of explosives.

In the documents, prosecutors and Ferdaus' lawyers say they have entered a plea agreement and requested a hearing so Ferdaus can change his plea.

The documents say Ferdaus will plead guilty to attempting to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to damage and destroy federal buildings by means of an explosive. Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to request a 17-year sentence.

Federal officials said the public was never in danger from the explosives.


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