June 17, 2010

Faisal Shahzad Indicted For Attempted Times Square Bombing

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ABC

A federal grand jury in New York City indicted accused Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad on Thursday on 10 terror-related charges, double the number of criminal counts he originally faced. The new counts, which could land him in a federal prison for life, include a weapons charge and four new terror charges.

The 13-page indictment also includes new details about Shahzad's travels to Pakistan, and names the Pakistani terror group, Tehrik-e-Taliban, from which Shahzad allegedly received bomb training. The indictment also says that Shahzad received money from an unnamed co-conspirator in Pakistan prior to the failed May 1 car bombing in midtown Manhattan.

"The facts alleged in this indictment show that the Pakistani Taliban facilitated Faisal Shahzad's attempted attack on American soil," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "Our nation averted serious loss of life in this attempted bombing, but it is a reminder that we face an evolving threat that we must continue to fight with every tool available to the government."

Looks like he didn't rat everyone out.....

By Stable Hand at 05:33 PM | Comments |