New York City

Man Gets 10 Years for Plotting to Blow Up NYC Synagogue

Rare case of state-level terrorism charges


An Algerian man who pleaded guilty to rare state-level terrorism charges that he plotted to blow up New York City synagogues was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

Ahmed Ferhani was one of two men arrested in a May 2011 weapons-buying sting. Police called him a home-grown terrorist out to avenge abuse of Muslims around the world, but a grand jury declined to indict Ferhani and a co-defendant on a top-level terror conspiracy charge.