USA v. Velentzas, Noelle, et ano.
Queens, NY

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP); Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL)

[EDNY] Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui are charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States. The defendants plotted to construct an explosive device for use in a terrorist attack on American soil. Both have expressed support for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Both Velentzas and Siddiqui pleaded guilty in connection with plots to build explosive devices similar to those used in prior terrorist attacks in the United States. Siddiqui was sentenced to 15 years for her role in planning to build a bomb for use in a terrorist attack in the United States.