Man sentenced to 30 years in plot to bomb New York Fed

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - A US judge sentenced a Bangladeshi man to 30 years in prison on Friday for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in what authorities called a plot to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who had pleaded guilty, told the judge in a US District Court in Brooklyn that he now rejects radical Islam and apologised to the people of New York and the United States.

"I'm ashamed, I'm lost, I tried to do a terrible thing,"said Nafis, who was arrested in October 2012 while carrying inert materials he believed to be a bomb but which were planted by an undercover FBI agent as part of a sting operation.