Father of N.Y. Bomb-Plotter Zazi Gets 4 1/2 Years in Prison

A U.S. citizen from Afghanistan whose son was convicted of plotting to bomb New York subways was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for destroying evidence and conspiring to lie to investigators.

Mohammed Wali Zazi, 56, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge John Gleeson in Brooklyn, New York, according to a statement from prosecutors. Zazi was convicted by a federal jury July 22 of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. His son, Najibullah Zazi, pleaded guilty in February 2010 to supporting al-Qaeda and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction

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