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Father of Admitted Terrorist Faces N.Y.C. Trial

In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, Mohammed Wali Zazi, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Denver with U.S. Marshals. Zazi, who previously pleaded not guilty to conspiracy in the terror case against his son, is set to go on trial Monday, July 18, 2011, in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y.

In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, Mohammed Wali Zazi, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Denver with U.S. Marshals. Zazi, who previously pleaded not guilty to conspiracy in the terror case against his son, is set to go on trial Monday, July 18, 2011, in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y.  (AP)

The father of an admitted terrorist who plotted against New York City subways is about to go on trial himself.

Opening statements in the case against Mohammed Wali Zazi were set for Monday in federal court in Brooklyn.

Zazi's son, Najibullah, pleaded guilty to charges he received explosives training from al-Qaeda in Pakistan. He also admitted he sought to suicide bomb the subways with two friends until he learned the FBI was watching him and abandoned the plot.

Prosecutors allege the elder Zazi lied to investigators and destroyed evidence of his son's homemade explosives. The 55-year-old defendant from Colorado denies the charges.