Via Rail plotters weren’t sick or addicted — they were evil, FBI undercover agent says

TORONTO — By the time he was sentenced to life in prison for plotting to wreck a Via Rail train and other terrorist acts, Chiheb Esseghaier had been diagnosed as psychotic, having gone on incoherent rants, spit at a witness and fallen asleep during his trial.

Co-accused Raed Jaser claimed he was a mere drug addict trying to scam money from an undercover FBI agent posing as a rich jihadist.

And a third associate said the whole terrorist conspiracy was “manufactured” by the agent.