List of members of Toronto 18 terror plot, and those awaiting verdicts

A list of people convicted in the Toronto 18 terror plots:

A list of people convicted in the Toronto 18 terror plots:

Zakaria Amara, 24 — Born an orthodox Christian in Jordan, Amara converted to Islam at age 10 after he was teased by friends saying he would go to hell. Amara built detonators and ordered chemicals so he could set off three truck bombs outside the Toronto Stock Exchange, the CSIS offices in Toronto and an eastern Ontario military base. He pleaded guilty to knowingly participating in a terrorist group and intending to cause an explosion for the benefit of a terrorist group. He was given a life sentence in January 2010 and is eligible to apply for parole as early as 2016.

Fahim Ahmad, 25 — Ringleader of a plot to attack Parliament, electrical grids and nuclear stations. He was charged with participating in a terrorist group, instructing people to carry out activities for a terrorist group and a weapons offence. He pleaded guilty mid-trial in May 2010. He has not yet been sentenced.

Shareef Abdelhaleem, 34 — A colourful and eccentric software developer, he bucked the terrorist stereotype, saying he was as drinker, drug user and womanizer. He was convicted Feb. 16, 2009 of participating in a terrorist group and intending to cause an explosion. He has not yet been sentenced.

Saad Khalid, 23 — Pleaded guilty in May 2009 to intending to cause an explosion for the benefit of a terrorist group. He was sentenced to 14 years in September 2009, which amounts to seven years with time served. The Crown is appealing that sentence.

Saad Gaya, 22 — Gaya and Khalid were arrested unloading what they believed to be fertilizer at a warehouse. Gaya pleaded guilty in September 2009 to intending to cause an explosion for the benefit of a terrorist group.

Jahmaal James, 27 — Went to Pakistan to receive terrorist training at Ahmad's behest, but split from the group upon his return. He never actually received the training. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 26, 2010 to participating in a terrorist group. His sentence of seven years and seven months, was effectively one day after factoring in time served.

Amin Durrani, 24 — Instrumental in planning the two training camps with Ahmad. He pleaded guilty Jan. 20, 2010 to participating in a terrorist group. Durrani was handed a 7 1/2-year sentence, but with the standard two-for-one credit for the time he spent in prison since his 2006 arrest he was sentenced to serve one more day.

Ali Dirie, 26 — Somali-born Dirie was initially arrested at the Canada-U.S. border in Fort Erie, Ont., in August 2005 when he and an accomplice were caught with loaded weapons and ammunition they had bought in the United States. He pleaded guilty and served two years for the weapons crime, during which time police linked the firearms offences to the terrorist conspiracy. He was subsequently charged under the terrorism laws in 2006 while still behind bars. Dirie pleaded guilty to participating in a terrorist group and was sentenced in October 2009 to seven years, which amounts to two years after factoring in time served.

Nishanthan Yogakrishnan, 22 — Found guilty at his trial by a judge in September 2008 of participating in a terrorist group, sentenced to 2 1/2 years and was released in May 2009 because of time already served.

Asad Ansari, 25 — Portrayed as a minor player in the scheme, he attended the Washago camp. He was charged with participating in a terrorist group and was granted bail on Aug. 28, 2009 on his fifth application. A jury found him guilty.

Steven Chand, 29 — A recent convert to Islam who went by the name Abdul Shakur had begun a job as a fast-food service worker before his arrest. He was charged with participating in a terrorist group and committing fraud over $5,000 for the benefit of a terrorist group. A jury found him guilty on both counts.

 
 
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