Life Sentence for Plotting To Set Off Blasts at J.F.K.

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(New York Times) — A former Guyanese politician convicted of plotting to blow up fuel tanks at Kennedy International Airport was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison.  The man, Abdul Kadir, once the mayor of Guyana’s second-largest city, Linden, and a former member of the country’s Parliament, sat quietly as Judge Dora L. Irizarry of Federal District Court in Brooklyn commented on his misdeeds. “There can be no doubt whatsoever that the offenses for which Mr. Kadir was convicted are about as serious as they come, short of murder,” she said, adding that he had taken part in “a plan that would clearly cause devastation unimaginable.”

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