Lawyer asks for leniency in Newburgh 4 sentence

An attorney for a Newburgh man who was convicted of plotting to bomb Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes in the Hudson Valley is asking that his client receive the lowest prison sentence possible.

James Cromitie was convicted for his role as the ringleader in the plot to shoot down military planes at Stewart Air Base in Orange County, along with three other Newburgh men.

Cromitie's lawyer says that his client is not a homegrown terrorist, as suggested by the FBI, and that's why he is asking the judge to offer his client a 25-year sentence, the lowest possible for his crime. Cromitie is due to be sentenced in June.

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