Hearing for men who pleaded guilty in terror case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - September 17, 2012 (WPVI) -- Two New Jersey men who plotted to join an armed Islamic group in Somalia with ties to al-Qaida are due back in U.S. federal court.
Mohamed Alessa of North Bergen and Carlos Almonte of Elmwood Park pleaded guilty in March 2011 to conspiring within the United States to murder individuals outside the U.S. by trying to join a designated terrorist organization.
They could face up to life in prison. A prior sentencing date was postponed, and a new sentencing date has not been set.
A status hearing in the case is scheduled for Monday in federal court in Newark.
The men were arrested in June 2010 at New York's Kennedy Airport as they prepared to board separate planes to Egypt.
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