November 16, 2012
Prosecutors are seeking life behind bars for a New York City man convicted earlier this year of conspiring to form a three-man terror cell with two of his former high school classmates and spread death on the subways as suicide bombers – a foiled plot that authorities called one of the closest calls since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Adis Medunjanin, a 28-year-old US citizen from Bosnia, was convicted earlier this year of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, attempting to commit an act of terrorism and other terrorism charges. He is being sentenced Friday afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn.
In court papers, prosecutors have argued for a life term for Medunjanin, saying he “committed a host of heinous crimes aimed at killing and maiming his fellow American citizens in order to alter and take revenge for American foreign policy.”