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Final two Fort Dix plotters sentenced

April 29, 2009 at 3:48 PM   |   Comments

CAMDEN, N.J., April 29 (UPI) -- Two men convicted of plotting a terrorist attack on Fort Dix, N.J., were given long prison sentences Wednesday, observers said.

Serdar Tatar received a sentence of 33 years in prison and Mohammad Shnewer drew a life sentence from U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler in a Camden, N.J., courtroom, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

They joined Cherry Hill, N.J., brothers Dritan, Eljvir and Shain Duka, each of whom received life sentences Tuesday for their roles in the plot, for which they were convicted of conspiracy to kill U.S. soldiers after an eight-week trial.

Prosecutors said the "Fort Dix Five" were planning to bluff their way onto the base as pizza drivers and shoot U.S. soldiers stationed there.

Tatar, the only one of the defendants not to receive a life sentence, was to provide a map of Fort Dix from his father's nearby pizza shop to the conspirators, the Inquirer said.

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