False Terror Report

Woman charged with falsely accusing husband of terrorist ties

The FBI says a Columbus woman has been charged with falsely reporting that her estranged husband told her he was involved in a terrorist plot to bomb the US and Saudi Arabian embassies in London.

Special Agent Stanley Bogia says 42-year-old Kadrah Farah Ali was arrested this morning at her home. According to the complaint, Ali told the FBI last month that her estranged husband had told her he and four Moroccans were going to bomb the embassies.

The FBI says they were forced to investigate the allegations but that Ali has since admitted she made up the story to hurt her husband, Osman Yusef Dirie. If convicted, Ali could face up to five years in prison.