Hosam Smadi

Charge Date: Thu Sep. 24, 2009
Investigation Type(s):Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting
Charges:Weapons of mass destruction
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Weapons of mass destruction
Alleged Affiliation: None

After Smadi was found in an extremist online chatroom, two FBI agents posing as Al Qaeda members provided him with a car he believed was filled with explosives. He drove the car into the underground garage of the 60-story Fountain Place building in Dallas and tried to detonate the phony bomb. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

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