Ressam, one of four convicted in the LAX case, told investigators that he discussed the plot with Abu Doha, the Algerian, at the camp, according to the U.S. indictment. From London, the Algerian directed Ressam and others in Montreal in setting the plot in motion and planning escape routes to Europe and North Africa, the indictment said.
The Algerian also was implicated in a parallel plot to bomb hotels in Jordan, U.S. officials said at the time.
Despite all the allegations, Western prosecutors do not seem eager to go after him again. Much of the case was built on the statements by Ressam, who stopped cooperating and is serving a 22-year sentence, or on intelligence that cannot be used in court, investigators said.