October 19, 2020
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Editor’s note: FBI informant had promised dim-witted “mastermind” of supposed terror group a BMW, a barber shop, and $250,000 in cash if he carried out the attack. The informant, Shahed Hussain, testified on cross-examination in federal court in Manhattan that he bought food and paid rent for James Cromitie. Hussain, aka Malik, played a similar role four years ago in an Albany case. “In both cases, Malik did not stumble upon active terror cells plotting to bring destruction on American soil. Instead, in both Newburgh and Albany, he needed long periods of time to recruit his Muslim contacts, spin elaborate tales about his terror contacts, and develop solid plans of action, all the while providing the defendants with large amounts of resources and cash incentives,” the Village Voice reported on July 8, 2009.
A federal jury in New York has convicted four men of plotting to blow up Jewish synagogues and target military aircraft, it has been reported.
James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were arrested after planting what they believed were real bombs at synagogues in Bronx during a sting operation carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in May 2009.
Cromitie, David and Onta are Americans while Payen is Haitian. All are petty criminals and they are believed to have met in prison.