Crime Georgia man who tried to attack White House sentenced to 15 years in prison

04:21  24 july  2020
04:21  24 july  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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A 23-year-old Georgia man has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on the White House and other American landmarks, US justice officials say. He will be sentenced to 15 years in prison on 23 June, 2020. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said Taheb's plot was

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A Georgia man who authorities say planned an attack on the White House and several other American landmarks was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday, after pleading guilty to a charge of attempting to destroy a building owned by or leased to the United States in U.S. District Court in April.

White House next to a fence © Shutterstock White House

Hasher Jallal Taheb, a 23-year-old from Cumming, Georgia, was accused of targeting not just the White House, but also the Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and a synagogue. The FBI gathered evidence in undercover meetings with Taheb, where they say he produced sketches of the White House and detailed the kinds of weapons he planned to use. Taheb’s motive, according to the FBI, was his desire to engage in “jihad.”

“Taheb painstakingly planned an attack on the White House that potentially jeopardized the lives of White House employees and visitors,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in a statement. “We are thankful to members of our community and our federal and state law enforcement partners who identified Taheb’s scheme and worked cooperatively to bring him to justice.”

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