Farooque Ahmed

Charge Date: Tue Oct. 26, 2010
Investigation Type(s):Agent Provocateur, Sting
Charges:Material support for terrorists, Terrorist attacks on mass transport
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Material support for terrorists, Terrorist attacks on mass transport
State:Virginia
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda
Description:

Ahmed, a Pakistani computer engineer, made online contact with an Al Qaeda operative, actually an FBI agent. The undercover agent tasked Ahmed with surveilling four Washington, DC, Metro stations. Ahmed said he had been training for an attack by studying martial arts as well as knife and gun techniques. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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