Mohamud http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28871/all en US Christmas tree bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-American was found guilty Thursday over an alleged plot to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the northwestern US state of Oregon more than two years ago.</p> <p>The jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud less than a day after retiring to deliberate after his trial over the attempted attack on November 26, 2010.</p> <p>Lawyers for the 21-year-old, who faces up to life in prison for plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction, claimed he was tricked into the attempted bombing by undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal Bureau of Investigation Labor Law Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Terrorism War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:30:37 +0000 5742374 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas tree bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-US man was found guilty Thursday of plotting to blow up a crowded US Christmas tree ceremony attended by thousands, despite his claims that he was trapped by an FBI sting operation.</p> <p>A jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud, 21, after deliberating for less than a day following the nearly three-week long trial over the attempted 2010 attack in the northwestern US state of Oregon. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal Bureau of Investigation Labor Law Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Somali people War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:00:43 +0000 5742518 at http://www.globalpost.com