Imam pleads guilty in NYC terror case
NEW YORK (WABC) -- 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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