CAMDEN, N.J. – Three brothers convicted of plotting to kill military personnel at a base in New Jersey will spend the rest of their lives in prison.
A federal judge has sentenced 30-year-old Dritan Duka and 28-year-old Shain Duka to life in prison plus 30 years. Their 25-year-old brother, Eljvir, has been sentenced to life in prison.
Their brother Shain is also being sentenced Tuesday on conspiracy and weapons charges.
The Duka brothers are ethnic Albanians from the former Yugoslavia.
Two other men convicted in the plot are to be sentenced Wednesday. They are Mohamad Shnewer, a Jordanian-born cab driver, and Turkish-born convenience store clerk Serdar Tatar.
The five were convicted of conspiring to kill military personnel at Fort Dix in a plot that authorities portrayed as one of the most frightening homegrown terrorism plans ever in the United States.
The Duka brothers ran a roofing company in Cherry Hill before they were arrested two years ago.
The case tested the FBI's post-Sept. 11 strategy of infiltrating and breaking up terrorist plots in their earliest stages.