Mohamed Alessa, Carlos Almonte sentenced in terror plot

Two New Jersey men who admitted to plotting to join an armed Islamic group in Somalia in order to wage holy war against non-Muslims have

Two NJ men admitted to plotting to join

Two NJ men admitted to plotting to join an armed Islamic group to wage holy war against non-Muslims. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEWARK - Two New Jersey men who admitted to plotting to join an armed Islamic group in Somalia in order to wage holy war against non-Muslims have been sentenced.

Mohamed Alessa, of North Bergen, was sentenced to 22 years, and Carlos Almonte, of Elmwood Park, will spend 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring within the United States to murder individuals outside the country in March 2011. They were arrested in June 2010 at JFK Airport as they prepared to board separate planes to Egypt.

Attorneys for the two men attempted to portray them as troubled youths, as opposed to would-be terrorists.

U.S. District Judge Dickinson Debevoise oversaw the case in Newark.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Nor'easter conditions hit New Jersey
Rough surf caused some beach erosion in Ortley 2 Strong nor'easter hits the Jersey Shore
Forecast: Storm exits, temperatures in the 40s 3 New Jersey Weather Forecast
NJ Transit warns riders to be prepared for 4 NJ Transit warns riders to be prepared for crawling commute
A powerful nor'easter caused some of the New 5 Flood pumps help keep Hoboken mostly dry

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE