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Father guilty of aiding terrorist son

A federal jury found the father of an admitted Flushing terrorist guilty Friday of destroying bomb-making materials and conspiring to obstruct a federal investigation into his son Najibullah’s 2009 terror plot to blow up New York City subway stations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Former Flushing resident Mohammed Wali Zazi was brought to trial Monday in Brooklyn Federal Court and after just four days of testimony and arguments, he was found guilty of the two counts.

Witnesses called by the prosecutors in the trial included damning statements by his nephew, Amanullah, who has been convicted of terror charges and has signed a cooperation deal with federal investigators.

His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 2, when he will face up to 40 years in prison.

Reach reporter Connor Adams Sheets by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4538.

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