Men Found Guilty In JFK Bomb Plot
(WSJ) — Two men charged with plotting to blow up New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport were found guilty Monday. A federal jury in Brooklyn, after five days of deliberations, found Russell Defreitas and Abdul Kadir both guilty of conspiracy charges in connection with the plot.
The jury found Mr. Defreitas, 67 years old, a naturalized U.S. citizen and former cargo handler at the airport, guilty of all six charges against him. Mr. Kadir, 58, a Guyanese citizen who once served as a Parliament member there, was found guilty on five of the six charges. He was acquitted of a charge of surveillance of a mass-transportation facility. The men face the possibility of life in prison. Their sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 15.