February 10, 2012
Foiled NY Bomber's Father Sentenced
When the FBI came looking for Najibullah Zazi at his Colorado home on a tip that he was about to carry out a suicide bombing in New York City, what did the elder Zazi do? He called his son and warned him the FBI were looking for him. And for that and other acts meant to foil the FBI's investigation Zazi senior has been sentenced to 4.5 years:
The father of the convicted would-be suicide bomber who planned to detonate explosives in New York City subways was sentenced Friday to four and half years in prison on charges that he obstructed a terrorism investigation and intentionally misled authorities.On the bright side, both Zazis can watch each other's back in the prison showers!
A federal judge handed Mohammed Wali Zazi, the father of Najibullah Zazi, four years for obstruction of justice and six months on charges of visa fraud, prosecutors said.
He had faced the prospect of up to 40 years behind bars.
The elder Zazi was found guilty in July of destroying bomb-making materials and conspiring to obstruct the federal investigation into his son's and co-conspirators' planned attack on the city's subway system.