June 16, 2010

Good News: Guy Gets PROBATION for Helping al Qaeda Linked Terrorists!

I literally had to do a double take of this Investigative Project piece on a guy who was convicted of helping get falsified documents for Somalis, including helping members of al Qaeda's Somalia affiliate the al Shabaab. Did they just say he got probation?

Yes, they did:

Anthony Joseph Tracy, who confessed to helping 272 Somalis travel illegally to the United States through Cuba last year, has been sentenced to 4 months in prison for his role in the scheme. With credit for time served, Tracy, who is thought to be cooperating with law enforcement, was released from jail June 4 and placed on probation.

Tracy said some of the individuals who approached him were associated with the terror organization al-Shabaab.

Even granting that he's helping the government by providing info that could lead to some even worse dudes ---- probation?

But the story about the smuggler who converted to Islam in jail gets even better:

American officials have been unable to locate most of the Somalis involved in the fraud scheme and do not know if any have entered the country.

Thanks to Barbarossa.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:47 PM | Comments |