Among the most serious charges is conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States.
Says AG Holder,"The facts alleged in this indictment shed further light on the scope of this attempted attack and underscore the importance of using every tool we have available to both disrupt plots against our nation and hold suspected terrorists accountable for their actions...this attack would have been deadly, and the many agents, prosecutors and intelligence professionals who worked together seamlessly to thwart it deserve our thanks."
The two face additional charges which include providing material support, including currency, training, communications equipment and personnel, to a foreign terrorist organization, namely al-Qaeda.
If found guilty on all counts the two could be facing as much as 35 years in federal prison
The complete DOJ statement is available here, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/February/10-ag-200.html
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