NEW YORK — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been captured and brought to New York to face terrorism-related charges, federal officials announced Thursday.
Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, a former al Qaeda spokesman, plotted to kill Americans and warned after 9/11 that terror attacks would continue, officials said. He also allegedly appeared in videos alongside bin Laden.
Ghayth was arrested in the Middle East, according to reports, and he was scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in New York on Friday morning, officials said.
"No amount of distance or time will weaken our resolve to bring America’s enemies to justice," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
"To violent extremists who threaten the American people and seek to undermine our way of life, this arrest sends an unmistakable message: There is no corner of the world where you can escape from justice because we will do everything in our power to hold you accountable to the fullest extent of the law."
Ghayth is charged with participating in a conspiracy to kill Americans, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, officials said.