US v. Ressam, Ahmed
Los Angeles, CA
Al Qaeda, Armed Islamic Group (Algeria)
[WDWA] Ressam, "the millenium bomber," was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison for a plot to bomb Los Angeles Int'l Airport on New Year's Eve 1999. He was arrested in Port Angeles, WA, on December 14, 1999, while entering the U.S. from Canada with nitroglycerin and four timing devices. In August 2008 a federal appeals court rejected the 22-year sentence imposed on Ressam.