Man gets 18 years in Seattle terror plot

Man gets 18 years in Seattle terror plot

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Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif posted a string of videos under his name on YouTube that range in topic from religion to politics to pop culture. In one video, he expresses anger at the media paid to the royal wedding, then in another he talks about terrorism.

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM

SEATTLE (AP) -- A man who plotted to attack a Seattle military complex with machine guns and grenades has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Federal Judge James Robart on Monday also sentenced Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif to 10 years supervised release.

Abdul-Latif previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder U.S. officers and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Prosecutors argued for a 19-year prison sentence with lifetime supervision following his release, saying the 35-year-old Abdul-Latif directed major aspects of the planned attack.

Abdul-Latif was arrested June 22, Authorities say he and a co-defendant had discussed how they wanted to gun down people in the Military Entrance Processing Station in Seattle as revenge for atrocities by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

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