NEW YORK - (AP) - An imam has pleaded guilty to charges he lied to FBI agents investigating a foiled suicide bomb plot against New York City.

Ahmad Afzali appeared Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn federal court.

Authorities arrested Afzali last year during the investigation of admitted al-Qaida associate Najibullah Zazi. Zazi has pleaded guilty to plotting to use homemade bombs in a "martyrdom operation" against the subways.

Prosecutors say Afzali told Zazi that he was under surveillance when he arrived in New York in September.

Zazi, a former Colorado airport shuttle driver, attended high school in New York.