As New Yorkers mull over another FBI sting operation which netted an alleged would-be terrorist this week, a similar case is headed for an appellate hearing in federal court early next month. An appeal filed by the so-called Newburgh Four, who were convicted last fall of a 2009 plot to shoot down m ... More >>
In what has to be one of the least fair decisions in history, a federal judge has sentenced three of the four men convicted of plotting to blow up synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down a military jet to 25 years in prison. In a case absolutely choking with troubling questions about the beha ... More >>
Prison time for the convicted bomb-plotters.Three of the Newburgh men convicted last October of plotting to bomb synagogues in Riverdale were sentenced to 25 years in prison in Manhattan Federal Court today. James Cromitie, David Williams, and Onta Williams -- along with a fourth man, Laguer ... More >>
A new report out of the NYU Law School slams the feds and the NYPD for conduct in three recent terrorism cases, saying that the government should end the practice of sending "paid informants into Muslim communities or families without any particularized suspicion of criminal activity." The ... More >>
A reading of U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon's May 3 order denying motions for a new trial by the Newburgh 4 shows several additional criticisms of the government's case. The judge esssentially ruled that those problems, while significant, could not overcome the jury verdict and legal pre ... More >>
A federal judge heard oral arguments this week over the conviction of four Newburgh men for plotting to blow up two Riverdale synagogues and shoot down an airplane with a missile. They were caught in an elaborate FBI sting. The case was the subject of a comprehensive Village Voice article w ... More >>
In a fairly interesting development in a closely watched terror case, a federal judge has decided to postpone the sentencing of four Newburgh NY men convicted of plotting to blow up two synagogues and shoot down Judge Colleen McMahon, in a handwritten order, put off the March 24 sentencing in U.S. ... More >>
Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government's informant?
A federal jury has convicted four Newburgh, New York, men for conspiring to bomb two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and planning to fire missiles at military planes.
After eight days of deliberating, a federal jury has convicted four Newburgh men accused of plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and of scheming to fire a missile at aircraft. They were arrested in May 2009, in Riverdale, after they planted what they thought wer ... More >>