Agron Hasbajrami, an Albanian immigrant who came to Bay Ridge in February 2008, has pled guilty to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Hasbajrami was arrested last September at JFK Airport after purchasing a one-way ticket to Turkey. Prosecutors charged that Hasbajrami had sent more than $1,000 to a foreign national to support a Pakistani militant group. (Related: NY Times report immediately following Hasbajrami’s arrest)
Hasbajrami faces up to 15 years in prison, and will be deported from the U.S. as a condition of the plea deal.