Man Gets Prison for Terror Conspiracy in Shul Bombing Plot

NEW YORK (AP) -

An American citizen of Moroccan descent who was charged in a police sting with plotting to blow up New York shuls will spend five years in prison.

Mohamed Mamdouh, an Islamist, was sentenced Friday in a state court in Manhattan. He previously pleaded guilty to charges that included conspiracy as an act of terrorism. His co-defendant, Ahmed Ferhani, was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison.