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Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was sentence to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to using a weapon of mass destruction.

A Queens man who pleaded guilty to attempting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve Bank was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday.

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 22-year-old Bangladeshi national, first came to the U.S. in January 2012 on a student visa, residing in Jamaica. But his real intentions, according to authorities, were to carry out a terrorist attack on behalf of al Qaeda that would “disrupt the U.S. economy and kill Americans.”

One of the individuals he recruited to help him with his terrorist plot was an undercover FBI agent.

The undercover agent supplied Nafis with non-working explosives, and later met up with him on October 17, 2012 to assemble what Nafis believed to be a real bomb. They then drove to the Federal Reserve to detonate the device. When Nafis tried to set off the fake bomb, he was arrested.

In February, he pleaded guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

In court today, Nafis apologized to the United States, New York City, the judge and his parents, according to CBS News, saying “I’m ashamed. I’m lost. I tried to do a terrible thing. I alone am responsible for what I’ve done. Please forgive me. ”

 
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