“On September 14, 1993, with [World Trade Center bomber] Ramzi Yousef and [co-conspirator] Ahmed Yassin still at large, the first World Trade Center bombing trial against the remaining four defendants began in the U.S. Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. Almost five months later, the jury returned a verdict convicting [co-conspirators] Mohammed Salalmeh, Nidal Ayyad, Mahmoud Abouhalima and Yousef’s traveling companion, Ahmad Ajaj, on all 38 counts against them….each defendant received a 240-year sentence….Ramzi Yousef was still out there.”

 – John Miller, Michael Stone, and Chris Mitchell, The Cell, Page 117