NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man convicted of lying about his plans to join al-Qaida claims he gave the FBI valuable information about another would-be terrorist.
Abdel Hameed Shehadeh (shuh-HAH'-deh) made the claim in a letter to a Brooklyn judge who's scheduled to sentence him later Friday.
Shehadeh wrote that his tips played a part in the investigation of Adis Medunjanin (ah-DEES' may-DOON'-yah-neen). Medunjanin and two other men were convicted in a failed plot in 2009 to bomb New York City subways.
Prosecutors conceded in court papers that Shehadeh knew Medunjanin. But they insisted his information didn't advance the investigation.
Shehadeh faces up to 21 years in prison.