Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Terror Plot Suspects Appear in Federal Court

The four men plead not guilty

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.- Four men accused of crafting a terror plot targeting New York City synagogues and upstate military airplanes appeared today in a federal court in White Plains.

The suspects pleaded not guilty to additional charges in the case.

James Cromitie, Laguerre Payen, David Williams and Onta Williams continue to be held without bail. They were arrested May 20 after an FBI sting. They face charges of conspiracy and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction.

If convicted, they could face life in prison.

Payen's lawyer says his client is bipolar and schizophrenic, but a prosecutor says Payen is well enough to understand court proceedings.

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