FBI

Mass. Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Terrorism Plot

Another situation where feds were pretending to help him pull off plan

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BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in a plot to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol.

Rezwan Ferdaus, 27, of Ashland pleaded guilty in July to attempting to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to damage and destroy federal buildings with an explosive.

Ferdaus delivered a long, soft-spoken statement to the federal court Thursday in which he offered no apology for his actions but thanked his family and friends for supporting him. He said he has accepted his fate and can "dream of a brighter future."