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Bomb plotter gets 14 years in prison

September 04, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

A judge sentenced a man who confessed to taking part in a terrorist plot to 14 years in prison but granted him seven years credit for time served.

Saad Khalid is the first of the "Toronto 18," arrested in 2006, to plead guilty. Prosecutors accuse the group of planning to bomb Toronto's Stock Exchange and a building housing Canada's spy agency.

Khalid, a Canadian, was arrested while unloading what he and his fellow alleged conspirators believed were three tons of ammonium nitrate -- three times what was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty in May to one count of participating in a terrorist plot with the intention of causing an explosion.

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