|Charge Date:||Thu Dec. 18, 2003|
|Investigation Type(s):||Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting|
|Charges:||Arms control violations, Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering, Smuggling|
|Convictions:||Arms control violations, Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering, Smuggling|
Lakhani, a British clothing salesman, met an undercover informant posing as a representative for a Somali group interested in purchasing weapons for a 9/11 anniversary attack. Lakhani said he could broker the deal, even though he had no connections to terrorism groups. He solicited the assistance of two other undercover agents posing as weapons suppliers, who gave him a phony weapon. He was sentenced to 47 years in prison.
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