Tag: Zarein Ahmedzay
Zarein Ahmedzay, a high school friend of Najibullah Zazi's who traveled to Pakistan with him, has pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
He said he, admitted plotter Najibullah Zazi and a third, unidentified man met with the leaders in Pakistan in in the summer of 2008, where they offered to join the Taliban and fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
''They told us we would be more useful if we returned to New York City ... to conduct operations,'' he said. Asked by the judge what kind of operations, he responded, ''Suicide-bombing operations.''
Ahmedzay faces a maximum life sentence but his lawyer says he expects a benefit from his guilty plea.
The third friend, Adis Medunjanin, is still fighting the charges. His lawyer says his case is different.