USA v. Naseer, Abid
[EDNY] Abid Naseer was sentenced to 40 years in prison on multiple terrorism charges. The defendant along with his associates came close to executing a plot to bomb a crowded shopping mall in Manchester, England. The plot was directed by senior al-Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and also targeted a New York City subway system and a newspaper office in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nasser was the eighth defendant to face charges in federal court related to the al-Qaeda plot, which also involved Adis Medunjanin, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay, the three members of the cell that targeted New York City.