Man sentenced to 30 years for Federal Reserve bomb plot

By WEEK Producer

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Man sentenced to 30 years for Federal Reserve bomb plot

August 9, 2013 Updated Aug 9, 2013 at 12:43 PM CDT

NEW YORK, NY. -- A Bangladeshi man will spend 30 years in prison after admitting that he was behind a plot to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.

Quazi Nafis, 22, pleaded guilty to the terrorism charges after being caught in a government sting operation last fall.

Investigators said Nafis loaded a van with 1,000 pounds of explosives, drove it right up to the door of the reserves bank and tried to set it off.

What Nafis didn't know was that the explosives were dummies, all part of the elaborate federal undercover operation.

After he tried to detonate the fake bombs, agents arrested him.

Nafis wrote a letter to the judge in his case expressing that he was sorry for what he had done.

At the time of his arrest, Nafis was living in Queens.

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