August 2nd, 2010
03:05 PM ET

Two found guilty in JFK bomb plot trial

Two men accused of plotting explosions at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2007 were found guilty Monday.

Russell Defreitas was found guilty on all six counts: conspiracy to attack a public transportation system, conspiracy to destroy a building or other real property by fire or explosive, conspiracy to attack aircraft and aircraft materials, conspiracy to destroy or damage international airport facilities, conspiracy to attack a mass transportation facility and surveillance of a mass transportation facility.

Abdul Kadir was found guilty on five of the counts, but not guilty on the count of surveillance of mass transportation facility.

Defreitas and Kadir were accused of conspiring to blow up JFK's jet-fuel supply tanks and pipeline in 2007.

Defreitas is a United States citizen and former JFK cargo worker. Kadir is a citizen of Guyana who has served as a member of Parliament there.

- CNN's Hussein Saddique contributed to this report.


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  1. Dexter

    Geniuses at work!

    August 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ernie

    Kill em' all.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. VeeZee

    C'mon folks...
    They are just Muslims promoting the peace of their religion!

    August 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Much like Timothy McVee promoting Christianity? There is nothing to do with God here. It is all to to with fear, hate, intolerance of others, conditioning and ego, aka, self importance and the need to be right.

      August 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • baltimoreJoe

      I disagree VeeZee. Tim McVey had issues with the scope of big govt These two were wholly motivated by their misinterpretation (my opinion) of Islam. McVey was crhistian, and white, and American, and male and a hundred other categories. Christianity still suffers the stigma of the Crusades and Islam will likely have the same stigma due to these creeps. The good news is that nearly all these plots are discovered and reported by other Muslems. It is a tiny sick set of folks of all walks just looking for a justification to do what they want. We can't pretend it is not religious based however.

      August 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • baltimoreJoe

      Sorry, last reply meant for Jim...

      August 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. J

    "CNN's Hussein Saddique contributed to this report."

    Tee hee....

    August 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |