JFK Bombing Attempt Conpirator
Russell Defreitas was convicted August 2, 2010 of potting in 2007 to explode fuel lines at JFK Airport and under Queens Burough, NY. In February 2011, he was sentenced to life in prison. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Guyana. He worked as a cargo handler at JFK. He is associated with a militant Muslim group in Trinidad and Tobago and allegedly sought help, to include millions of dollars in financing, from Al-Qaeda operatives in Guyana. Though his plans would never have caused much damage, his intent was to eclipse the 9-11 attacks with a fireball of gargantuan proportions.