CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago imposed a 35-year prison sentence Thursday on David Coleman Headley for his role in plotting the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people, including six Americans, and for a foiled plot in Denmark.
Headley, a 52-year-old businessman and former U.S. drug informant, avoided the death penalty by confessing that he did surveillance for both plots and cooperating extensively with investigators after his arrest in October 2009.
Safeguard the public interest.
Support ProPublica’s award-winning investigative journalism.
Justin Elliott and Steve Engelberg discuss how crowdsourcing played a crucial role in our latest report on the American Red Cross and its botched relief efforts. Listen »