NEW YORK - A man from Morristown, New Jersey, has been indicted for allegedly spending more than two decades helping a Lebanese-based militant group plan terrorist attacks here in the city and Washington D.C.
Sources say Alexei Saab, 42, has been charged with conspiracy, citizenship application fraud and more.
He allegedly sent Hezbollah photos of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and other New York City landmarks for possible locations of terror attacks.
He's also accused of receiving bomb making and military training from Hezbollah, and providing other intelligence between 1996 and 2019.
Saab came to the United States in 2000 and became a naturalized citizen in 2008. In the 42-year-old’s home in Morristown and on his technological devices, officials say they found photographs of his numerous potential targets.
The man has also been charged with marriage fraud, according to officials, who say Saab.That person has been described as a co-conspirator.
The criminal complaint also says in 2005 Saab tried to murder someone he thought was an Israeli spy, acting on orders from Hezbollah.
The combined charges carry a maximum sentence of 105 years behind bars.