January 14, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld the conviction and sentencing of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab for his attempted bombing on an American aircraft. Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison in February 2012 after pleading guilty to all charges stemming from an ...[read more]
October 4, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 4, 2011, jury selection began for suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who was accused of attempting to bring down a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 with a bomb in his underwear. Abdulmutallab was charged with eight felonies and could face life in ...[read more]
February 17, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday sentenced Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to life imprisonment for his attempted bombing on an American aircraft. The 25-year old Nigerian national, who has been linked to al Qaeda, unsuccessfully attempted to detonate an underwear ...[read more]
December 26, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 26, 2009, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) filed charges against Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab for attempting to set off an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 bound from Amsterdam to Detroit. US President Barack Obama implemented steps to ...[read more]
October 12, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to all counts of a criminal indictment charging him for his role in the attempted Christmas Day 2009 bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to ...[read more]
October 4, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Jury selection began on Tuesday for terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of attempting to bring down a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit with a bomb in his underwear on Christmas Day, 2009. Abdulmutallab will stand trial for eight felony charges and may ...[read more]
September 15, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Thursday that statements made by Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab while in the hospital following his alleged attempt to detonate a bomb on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 are admissible. Abdulmutallab argued ...[read more]
December 25, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 25, 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called Christmas Day bomber, allegedly set off an explosive device on an airplane bound from Amsterdam to Detroit. The device, thought to contain the high explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), was detonated while Northwest Airlines ...[read more]
December 16, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, accused of attempting to set off an explosive device on a flight last December, was arraigned Thursday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on two new federal charges. A federal grand jury charged Abdulmutallab Wednesday on two ...[read more]
September 14, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, accused of attempting to set off an explosive device on a flight last December, fired his lawyer on Monday and inquired about the process for pleading guilty. Abdulmutallab indicated to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan that he ...[read more]

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