LOS ANGELES – An Uzbek refugees, where 25 years in prison for plotting to help a foreign terrorist group has been sentenced to 20 years for trying to kill a federal prison warden in California.
Fazliddin Kurbanov was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say that he recognized fashioning a knife and try to cut the warden’s throat at a federal prison in Victorville.
Calvin Johnson, the warden, recovered from the 2016-attack.
Kurbanov pleaded guilty in March to attempted murder of a federal official.
Kurbanov the new sentence is to run consecutively with his current sentence is trying to give material support to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a terrorist group.
The authorities say that before 2013, his arrest, Kurbanov bought bomb-making materials and plotted to kill AMERICAN soldiers or citizens on the Fourth of July celebration.