Carlos Eduardo Almonte

Charge Date: Fri Jun. 4, 2010
Investigation Type(s):Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting
Charges:Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas
Outcome:Case pending
Convictions: None
State:New Jersey
Alleged Affiliation:al-Shabaab

An undercover police officer recorded Almonte and Mohamed Alessa making statements about terrorism and jihad. They allegedly said they had tried to join fighters in Jordan and discussed traveling to Egypt and Somalia to join the mujahideen. After intensive FBI surveillance, they were arrested as they tried to leave the country. "If one of them went to the bathroom, they were followed," said one official.

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