Accused of Plotting Terrorism
On July 27, 2009, Ziyad Yagi was arrested and charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad. On January 13, 2012, he was sentenced to 32 years in prison. He is a U.S. citizen. He was 21 years old at the time of his arrest. He is one of seven men simultaneously arrested near Raleigh, North Carolina on these charges. An eighth conspirator mentioned in the July 22 indictment is believed to be in Pakistan.