Defendant Had Expressed a Desire to Purchase Firearms for Use in a Mass-Casualty Attack
Ashiqul Alam pleaded guilty to knowingly receiving a firearm with an obliterated serial number in Brooklyn, New York. The proceeding was held before United States Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy. When sentenced, Alam faces 60 months’ imprisonment pursuant to the terms of his plea agreement with the government. As part of his plea agreement, Alam, a citizen of Bangladesh, agreed to the entry of an order of removal so he will be deported after completing his sentence.