Five of The Liberty City Six Convicted
The men were charged with plotting with al Queda to blow up the Sear Tower in Chicago, FBI offices in North Miami Beach, and other buildings.
Narseal Batiste was convicted for conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization; provide material support to terrorists; destroy buildings with explosives; and levy war against the U.S. government in a seditious act. Four other men were convicted on the support charges, and Naudimar Herrera was accquited. Previously, a seventh defendent had been accquited. Batiste faces up to 70 years in prison.
The men were arrested in June of 2006. Their attorneys said the terrorist talk was never serious, and that the men only wanted money.
[AP: 5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot]
[Herald: Jury convicts 5, acquits 1 in Liberty City Six terror retrial]