Four men were found guilty Monday of planning to bomb a synagogue and Jewish center in New York City and plotting to shoot military planes with missiles.
James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen — all from Newburgh, New York — were charged with conspiring to blow up a synagogue and Jewish community center in the Riverdale section of Bronx, New York. They were also accused of planning to fire surface-to-air-missiles at the New York Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport in Newburgh, New York.
The men, who could now face life in prison, were arrested last year after planting what they thought were live explosives at various locations. They had unknowingly been working with an FBI informant, who supplied them with what they were told was military-grade explosive material and a Stinger surface-to-air guided missile.