U.S. Charges Two in Plot to Kill Saudi Official

By Patricia Hurtado – Oct 11, 2011

The Justice Department charged two men in an alleged plot to use a weapon of mass destruction to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S.

Manssor a were charged in a purported conspiracy to murder Adel Al-Jubeir in a scheme that began early this year and progressed through Sept. 29, according to papers filed in Manhattan federal court.

Arbabsiar also wired more than a $100,000 to the U.S. as part of the alleged assassination plot, the government said.

The two men are charged with five counts including conspiracy to murder a foreign official and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.

They may face as much as life in prison if convicted.

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