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2 New York Women Plead Guilty In Plot To Commit Terror Attack In US
2 Women Plead Guilty In Plot To Commit Terror Attack In US
By Jay Croft, CNN
Two New York women who plotted to build a bomb for a terrorist attack in the United States face 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges, authorities say.
Asia Siddiqui, 35, and Noelle Velentzas, 31, are US citizens and residents of the New York borough of Queens.
In federal court in Brooklyn on Friday, both pleaded guilty to "teaching and distributing information pertaining to the making and use of an explosive, destructive device, and weapon of mass destruction, intending that it be used to commit a federal crime of violence," according to a press release from the US Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of New York.
"In an effort to implement their violent, radical ideology, the defendants studied some of the most deadly terrorist attacks in U.S. history, and used them as a blueprint for their own plans to kill American law enforcement and military personnel," said US Attorney Richard Donoghue in the release.