Mass. man to plead guilty in Pentagon bomb plot
BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- A Massachusetts man, Rezwan Ferdaus, has agreed to plead guilty to plotting to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol building with remote-controlled aircraft loaded with C-4 plastic explosives, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday. Ferdaus also will plead guilty to attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda. Ferdaus allegedly furnished federal undercover agents, whom he believed to be al Qaeda operatives, with mobile phones that had been rigged to detonate improved explosive devices, or IEDs. The IEDs were to be used to attack American servicemen stationed abroad. As a result of the plea agreement, Ferdaus, 26, will serve 17 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release. The deal is subject to final approval by a federal court.