Man sentenced in plot to blow up NY jet fuel tanks

This Aug. 6, 2007 file photo shows Abdel Nur, of Guyana, arriving to the Magistrates' Court in downtown Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Nur faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday, June 29, 2010 to a charge of providing material support of terrorists. He's one of four men accused of plotting to blow up fuel lines and planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport. ((AP Photo/Andres Leighton, file))

January 14, 2011 4:10:18 AM PST
A man charged in a foiled 2007 plot to blow up jet fuel tanks at Kennedy Airport in New York has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

A judge imposed the term on 60-year-old Abdel Nur on Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn. Nur had pleaded guilty last year to providing material support in the scheme.

Two other men, Abdel Kadir and Russell Defreitas, were convicted on more serious charges that they conspired to kill thousands by using explosives to blow up the fuel tanks. Prosecutors have said they sought the help of militant Muslims in Guyana.

Kadir, who's a former member of Guyana's parliament, was sentenced last month to life in prison. Defreitas, who had worked as a cargo handler at the airport, is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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