April 23rd, 2010
10:54 AM ET

Official: Taxi driver to plead guilty in NYC terror plot

A New York taxi driver accused of helping to plot a bombing of crowded subway trains is expected to enter a guilty plea Friday, an official said.

Zarein Ahmedzay is expected to enter the plea in U.S. District court in Brooklyn, said Robert Nardoza, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.

The indictment against Ahmedzay lists five counts. It was not immediately clear which counts he may plead guilty to.

Ahmedzay has previously pleaded not guilty to making false statements to the FBI about an aborted plan by Najibullah Zazi to launch suicide bombing attacks on Manhattan subway lines. Zazi is an admitted al Qaeda associate.

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  1. LesCollines

    Wow this is frighting, you know if this continues I think that there needs to be another step such as deportation and believing the stereotypes. This really hinders the younger generation from dreaming big.

    April 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. EsBuenoDun

    Deportation and stereotyping? Wow your all about american ideals lescollies. Read the constitution or bill of rights much????

    April 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Crixus

    I agree with you LesCollines.Deportation at the first bit of concrete evidence would sever communication and hamper these efforts for destruction.I'd rather ruffle the feathers of these people that hide behind the constitution and other legalities then have to bury innocent people.

    April 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ray Whitener

    Ignorance is bliss, until the wolves are at the door. The problem with people plotting against the United States while living in the United States is not new, nor will it just go away. Tougher Immigration laws at the Federal and State levels, Tougher Passport and Visa background checks, and deportation regardless of their current citizenship status as the only punishment option. Close the borders for a month, make the neighboring countries take a harder stance in their own country. A free flow of immigrants from the south comes with a ton of illegal drugs and damages our tax system, school system, and all together National Security. Enabling the NSA to partner with Homeland Security in a Joint Task Force would also be nice to see, with an Immigration Czar as oversight, not congress.

    April 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |