A U.S. judge has sentenced a Massachusetts man to 17 years in prison for plotting to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.
Rezwan Ferdaus read a statement to the court in Boston on Thursday. Ferdaus did not apologize for his actions, but said he accepts his fate and looks forward to a better future.
Federal agents arrested him Ferdaus last year after he exposed his plans to undercover agents posing as al-Qaida members.
Prosecutors say Ferdaus wanted to start a holy war against the United States. VoA.
Ferdaus was arrested on 28 September 2011 and pled guilty on 11 July 2012. He was born in Massachusetts of Bangladeshi parents. He graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Physics. Prosecutors agreed to reduce his sentence to 17 years in return for a guilty plea.