Father Lied for Terrorist Son Plotting Subway Bomb, Prosecutors Say

Monday, July 18, 2011

A father lied to the FBI to try to protect his terrorist son during an investigation into the 2009 plot to attack the city's subways, prosecutors claimed during opening arguments in his trial in Brooklyn Monday.

Mohammed Wali Zazi's attorneys will insist he had no idea about his son's plans.

Zazi's son, Najibullah, pleaded guilty to charges he received explosives training from al-Qaeda in Pakistan. He also said he planned to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the subways with two friends until he learned the FBI was monitoring him.

The 55-year-old defendant from Colorado denies the obstruction of justice charges.

With the Associated Press


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