Guilty verdicts for 2 suspects in Via train terror plot

Author: Associated Press
Robert Taylor/ MGN

TORONTO (AP) – Two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto have been found guilty of terror-related charges.

Raed Jaser, a Canadian citizen of Palestinian descent, and Chiheb Esseghaier, who is of Tunisian descent, were arrested in 2013. Jaser faced four terror-related charges while Esseghaier faced five. They had pleaded not guilty.

A Toronto jury found both men guilty Friday of conspiring to commit murder for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.

The jury also found them guilty of two counts of participating in, or contributing to the activity of a terrorist group.

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