Three Calif. men plead not guilty in terror plot case

Ralph Deleon, Miguel Santana Vidriales and Arifeen Gojali entered their pleas Wednesday in a Riverside courtroom.

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Three California men have pleaded not guilty to terrorism-related charges for allegedly plotting to kill Americans overseas.

Ralph Deleon, Miguel Santana Vidriales and Arifeen Gojali entered their pleas Wednesday in a Riverside courtroom. A trial date was scheduled for Jan. 22.

The three were indicted on a charge of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. If convicted, they each could face up to 15 years in prison.

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Federal authorities say the men planned attacks on military bases overseas and were caught as they planned to board a plane headed for Istanbul en route to Afghanistan.

Investigators said the trio was going to meet up with a ringleader, 34-year-old American Sohiel Omar Kabir, who also is facing terrorism-related charges. Kabir appeared in court Tuesday after being returned from Afghanistan.

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