SEATTLE - A man who pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a Seattle military complex with machine guns and grenades was sentenced in federal court on Monday.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 18 years plus 10 years supervision after his release. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder U.S. officers and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
Abdul-Latif was arrested June 22, 2011. In conversations the FBI recorded with the help of the informant, authorities say Abdul-Latif and a co-defendant had discussed how they wanted to gun down people in the Military Entrance Processing Station in south Seattle as revenge for atrocities by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Alexandra Limon spoke with Abdul-Latif’s wife who said her husband shouldn’t have been convicted because the informant isn’t credible.
“He lied to the government. He lied to everyone to get that money. He's a liar,” said Binta Moussa.
In the hearing, the judge talked about YouTube videos that Abdul-Latif posted, proclaiming his opposition to U.S. military involvement in the Middle East.
Abdul-Latif was born in the U.S. and is also known as Joseph Anthony.
He converted to Islam in prison.