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Imam pleads guilty in NYC terror case

Thursday, March 04, 2010
Najibullah Zazi has been charged with conspiring to detonate bombs in New York City.

Najibullah Zazi has been charged with conspiring to detonate bombs in New York City.

An imam has pleaded guilty to charges he lied to FBI agents investigating a foiled suicide 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-Qaida 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.

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