Syrian gets 6 months in US jail for telling NYPD about bogus bomb plot

A Syrian jeweler was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $5,000 (€3,400) for falsely reporting that five Arab men were plotting to bomb the subway system, a scheme meant to cause trouble for his former business associates. The judge, who could have sentenced Rimon Alkatri to seven years in prison, said Wednesday that only the professionalism of the city's police prevented the men named by the defendant from spending at least a few days in jail. "I believe your conduct does deserve punishment, does deserve imprisonment," State Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley told Alkatri, 35.