By Zachary Fagenson
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida | Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:31pm EST
(Reuters) - A Pakistani-born man plotted to detonate a bomb in New York City to avenge the deaths of people killed by drone attacks in Afghanistan but failed to raise enough money to carry out the scheme, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.
Raees Alam Qazi, 20, was arrested along with his brother, Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 29. The brothers, both naturalized U.S. citizens, are charged with providing support to terrorists and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
Both have pleaded not guilty.
On Tuesday, prosecutors offered the first details about the alleged plot during a bail hearing in federal court.