A Jordanian man accused of trying to blow up a downtown Dallas skyscraper has agreed to enter a guilty plea in return for a prison sentence of no more than 30 years.
According to court records filed Tuesday in a Dallas federal court, Hosam Smadi has agreed to plead guilty to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. That’s punishable by up to life in prison, but the plea agreement signed by Smadi recommends no more than 30 years when he enters his plea in court Wednesday.
Smadi signed a statement admitting to leaving what he thought was a truck bomb in a garage beneath the 60-story Fountain Place building in downtown Dallas in September. The device was a decoy provided by FBI agents posing as al-Qaida operatives.