Abdulrahman Farhane

Charge Date: Wed Feb. 8, 2006
Investigation Type(s):Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting
Charges:Criminal conspiracy, Making false statements, Material support for terrorists
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Criminal conspiracy, Making false statements
State:New York
Alleged Affiliation:Taliban

Farhane was a Brooklyn bookstore owner who introduced would-be terrorist cell leader Tarik Shah to an undercover informant. The FBI recorded Farhane and Shah discussing ways to raise money and transfer it to Islamist fighters. Farhane said he went along with the talks so as not to offend his customers. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

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