UK man pleads guilty to conspiracy in US/UK bombings plot

[JURIST] Dhiren Barot, a British man accused of planning a series of bombs on US and British targets, pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to murder for his role in the Gas Limos Project bombing scheme [Washington Post report] and a separate plan to explode dirty bombs. Prosecutors alleged that Barot planned to use a radioactive "dirty bomb" in one of the attacks, which was part of a larger plan for synchronized attacks throughout England, and also planned to blow up three limousines filled with explosives in underground parking garages. In addition to attacks planned throughout England, prosecutors alleged that Barot planned to attack the International Monetary Fund and World Bank [official websites] buildings in Washington DC, the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup buildings in New York City and the Prudential [corporate websites] buildings in Newark, New Jersey. Barot was indicted [text; JURIST report] in New York for the US-related bomb plans last April, along with two other men allegedly involved in the bombing plot.

Barot also faced several other lesser charges, including conspiracy to commit public nuisance, and recording and possessing information for terrorist purposes, but the judge ordered those charges to remain in the files while Baron awaits sentencing for the conspiracy to murder guilty plea. BBC News has more.



 

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