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2 Are Convicted in [Government-Backed] Plot to Bomb Kennedy Airport

2 Are Convicted in [Government-Backed] Plot to Bomb Kennedy Airport --Government involvement: The informant had played a somewhat enabling role in pushing forward the terror plot. 02 Aug 2010 A federal jury found two Guyanese men guilty on Monday of conspiring to blow up Kennedy International Airport, concluding a month-long trial that centered on the men’s plan to set off a series of explosions along a fuel pipeline that cuts through the city... The defendants, Russell M. Defreitas and Abdul Kadir, had been monitored from an early stage in the plot by the confidential informant, who posed as a member of the group, which included a number of other participants. The informant, Steven Francis, had recorded the men during surveillance missions to the airport and on international trips to secure financial and logistical support for the attack