5th plotter in Fort Dix case sentenced

April 29, 2009 11:22:11 AM PDT
The fifth man convicted of plotting to kill military personnel at Fort Dix in New Jersey has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Philadelphia convenience store clerk Serdar Tatar had less involvement in the plot than the four other convicted men. Those four received life sentences in hearings over the last two days.

Tatar's main role was providing a map of Fort Dix. He got it from his father's pizza shop near the Army installation in New Jersey.

Tatar's lawyer argued that he should get a lighter sentence than the others. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler said Wednesday that Tatar lacked the religious fervor of the others and could be rehabilitated in prison.

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