May 24, 2012

Texas: Muslim convert gets 20 years in prison for trying to give al-Qaida drone, GPS documents

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I'm not familiar with this case but Rusty did a post on this last November. You can view it here The PDF of the indictment is here.

He was another long distance student of, now dead, Awalki. Wanted to set up his own "non traceable" jihadi website.

Via MSNBC

HOUSTON A Texas man[Muslim convert..ed] convicted of trying to sneak out of the U.S. to give al-Qaida restricted military documents, GPS equipment and money was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison the maximum punishment he could receive[..]

Barry Walter Bujol Jr. was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine during his sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge David Hittner.

Hittner sentenced Bujol to 15 years for the charge related to trying to provide help to a terrorist group and five years for identity theft. The judge ordered the sentences be served consecutively.

Prosecutors said Bujol, a U.S. citizen, sought to join al-Qaida and provide it with money, two nonpublic restricted-access Army manuals related to U.S. drones and GPS equipment. He was arrested in May 2010 following a two-year investigation after he used fake identification to sneak into a Houston port and board a ship bound for the Middle East[More...]

Good riddance!

Oh, and:

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