- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty in 2002 to a Florida terror plot involving plans to blow up electric power stations and a National Guard armory has been deported to Pakistan.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Wednesday that Imran Farooq Mandhai was flown to Karachi, Pakistan, after serving most of a 14-year prison sentence. Mandhai pleaded guilty in August 2002 in Fort Lauderdale federal court along with a second man to explosives conspiracy charges.

Mandhai was only 18 when he hatched the plot, which attracted the attention of an FBI undercover operative who posed as a recent Muslim convert. Court documents show Mandhai hoped his plot would lead to release of Muslim prisoners, withdrawal of the U.S. from Muslim lands and an end to U.S. aid to Israel.

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