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Parviz Khaki, an Iranian citizen, and Zongcheng Yi, a resident of China, were indicted on conspiracy charges for attempting to provide Iran with US materials for gas centrifuges used in enriching uranium. Yi remains at large but Khaki was detained in the Philippines in May.
Ulugbek Kodirov, 22, an Uzbek who had entered the US in 2009 on a student visa, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a terrorist plot to kill President Obama. In a plea agreement he admitted to communicating with a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan who had urged him to assassinate the President.
Ibrahim al-Qosi, a Guantanamo detainee and former cook for Osama bin Laden, was released to his native Sudan. Qosi, who also served al Qaeda as a logistician and bookkeeper, admitted to terror charges in a plea deal in 2010.
Rezwan Ferdaus, a Muslim American with a degree in physics, will plead guilty to terror charges in exchange for a reduced sentence. Ferdaus was arrested last fall by federal agents posing as al Qaeda operatives as he plotted to use model airplanes packed with explosives to bomb the US Capitol and the Pentagon.