In his guilty plea to conspiracy charges, Najibullah Zazi often referred to other unnamed people in their plan to set off explosives on the New York subway system. Yet thus far, federal authorities have revealed virtually nothing about who, exactly, Mr. Zazi was conspiring with.
That may change on Thursday, when two former high school classmates of Mr. Zazi’s are scheduled to appear in United States District Court in Brooklyn.
The two classmates, Adis Medunjanin, 25, and Zarein Ahmedzay, 24, face charges related to traveling with Mr. Zazi to Pakistan, where Mr. Zazi received training from Al Qaeda. In a court filing, prosecutors wrote that Mr. Medunjanin’s case “involved the same specific conduct” as Mr. Zazi’s. Prosecutors in the case have said in court that additional charges are likely, and Mr. Zazi’s cooperation as part of his sealed plea agreement practically ensures that his co-conspirators will face more serious charges.