Prospective terrorist Walli Mujahidh pled guilty to a list of heated federal charges on Thursday.
Mujahidh effectively avoided what would have been an inevitable life sentence in exchange for his guilty plea.
The 32-year-old extremist was charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to kill officers of the United States, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Mujahidh was arrested with his accomplice Khalid Abdul-Latif in June during an FBI sting operation according to AP.
It’s reported that the two men were detained upon arriving at a warehouse garage where they tried to retrieve machine guns to use in an attack.
Prosecutors said the alleged target was a recruiting station, the Military Entrance Processing Station in Seattle.
The prospective target was a station that recruited for all military branches.
Authorities report that the two men were partially inspired by the Fort Hood, Texas shooting of 2009.
Fort Hood is the most populous U.S. military base in the world. The shooting killed 13 and wounded 29, which made it the worst shooting to have ever taken place on an American military base.
In a U.S. Senate report, the assault was described as “the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.”
Nidal Malik Hasan was the Fort Hood shooter of whom Mujahidh and his accomplice shared similar views of extreme, militant Islam.
However Michele Shaw, the attorney of Mujahidh suggests that the ‘would be terrorist’ was convicted by his actions.
“Walli is very ashamed of his behavior and has wanted to accept responsibility for his participation," Shaw told AP. "He had a fundamental misunderstanding of Islam.”
The terrorist scheme was realized when one the men. Abdul-Latif, went to Seattle police to act as a paid informant, according to investigators.