Ali Khaled Steitiye

Charge Date: Tue Mar. 16, 2004
Investigation Type(s):Informant
Charges:Firearms violations
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Firearms violations
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda

Steitiye, an ex-con, tried to illegally purchase an assault rifle at a gun shop. His arrest kick started the investigation of the Portland Seven cell headed by Jeffrey Battle. A search of his home uncovered a pistol, ammunition, $20,000 in cash, false immigration papers, and a fake ID. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

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