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The father of an admitted terrorist faced up to 40 years in prison Friday after his conviction on charges that he destroyed evidence and lied to investigators to cover up his son’s plot to attack the New York City subways in 2009.

Mohammed Wali Zazi, 55, remained free on bail after his conviction in July.

His son, Najibullah Zazi, admitted that he returned from a trip to Pakistan to his family’s Colorado home to practice concocting homemade bombs using chemicals extracted from common beauty supplies. He drove to New York City in September 2009 with plans to attack the subway system in a “martyrdom operation” before he learned he was being watched by the FBI and fled back to Colorado. The plot was sanctioned by Al Qaeda.

The elder Zazi, an Afghan-born U.S. citizen, was found guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

Source: Associated Press via Fox News.

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