US Man Gets 17 Year Sentence for Plot to Bomb Pentagon and Capitol

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has sentenced a Massachusetts man to 17 years in prison for plotting to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.

Rezwan Ferdaus read a statement to the court in Boston on Thursday. Ferdaus did not apologize for his actions, but said he accepts his fate and looks forward to a better future.

Federal agents arrested him Ferdaus last year after he exposed his plans to undercover agents posing as al-Qaida members.

Prosecutors say Ferdaus wanted to start a holy war against the United States.