4 NY terror plot suspects plead not guilty

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image ap"><span>AP</span></div><span class="caption-text">James Cromitie, right, is led by police officers from a federal building in New York, early Thursday, May 21, 2009, after being arrested on charges related to a bombing plot in the Bronx. The FBI arrested four men Wednesday in what authorities called a plot to detonate a bomb outside a Jewish temple and to shoot military planes with guided missiles. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Robert Mecea&#41; (AP Photo&#47;Robert Mecea)</span></div>
June 3, 2009 10:39:42 AM PDT
Four men accused of crafting a terrorist plot targeting synagogues and military planes in New York have pleaded not guilty to additional charges. James Cromitie, Laguerre Payen, David Williams and Onta Williams continue to be held without bail. They appeared Wednesday in federal court in White Plains.

They were arrested May 20 after an elaborate FBI sting and charged with conspiracy counts. The new charges include attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy to kill U.S. officers and employees.

They could face life in prison if convicted.

The men are ex-convicts, and relatives have said they were struggling. Payen's lawyer says his client is schizophrenic and bipolar.

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