On January 10, a New York City federal judge sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison after she was charged with studying how to make a bomb to carry out a terrorist attack, the Hong Kong-based Star Island Daily reported.
On 9 September, the 35-year-old defendant, Siddiqui, reportedly in the Brooklyn federal court in New York City, admitted that she and another woman were searching online for data on how to make a local bomb and searching for materials used to make it in a large retail store, Home Depot.
Police arrested her in 2015. Investigators believe they are trying to attack government targets. Siddiqui has pleaded guilty in court in 2019 and the judge has extended his sentence until now. The prosecutor had asked her for 20 years.
The court heard that Siddiqui and Werrentzas had met several times with an undercover agent to discuss plans for a terrorist attack in the United States. When he spoke to Siddiqui and Werrentzas, he secretly recorded and exposed their plot. The agents then recovered a number of tools that could be used to carry out terrorist attacks, including gas containers, welding tools, machetes and so on, in their apartments.