Canadian Pleads Guilty In "Toronto 18" Bomb Plot

By: Rob Gillies, Associated Press Email
By: Rob Gillies, Associated Press Email

TORONTO (AP) - A lawyer for a Canadian man accused in a plot to bomb nuclear power plants says his client has pleaded guilty.

Saad Khalid is the first to plead guilty since the 2006 arrest of the "Toronto 18," a group prosecutors also accuse of planning to truck-bomb a building housing Canada's spy service. The case made headlines and heightened fears in a country where many people thought they were relatively immune from terrorist strikes.

Lawyer Russell Silverstein says Khalid entered the guilty plea on Monday, and the judge banned publication of the plea until late Tuesday.

One other man in the group has been found guilty. Seven of those arrested have had their charges either withdrawn or stayed.

The trials of the other nine, including the alleged ringleaders, have not started.

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