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Richard Reid accomplice to be sentenced Friday

[JURIST] Saajid Badat [Wikipedia profile], the British man who has admitted to conspiring with "shoebomber" Richard Reid [Wikipedia profile] to blow up an aircraft, will be sentenced on Friday after entering a guilty plea to a conspiracy charge in February. Badat, who did not go forward with his plan, was to use an explosive device similar to the one Reid used when trying to blow up an American Airlines flight in 2001. Police found a bomb at Badat's home which he had made safe by separating the detonator and fuse from the plastic explosive to evade airport security. Reid was sentenced to life imprisonment by a US court in January 2003. Reuters has more.

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