Jeffrey Leon Battle

Charge Date: Thu Oct. 3, 2002
Investigation Type(s):Informant, Sting
Charges:Firearms violations, Funding terrorists, Material support for terrorists, Sedititious conspiracy
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Sedititious conspiracy
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda

Battle, along with Ahmed Ibrahim Bilal, Muhammad Ibrahim Bilal, Patrice Lumumba Ford, Maher Mofeid Hawash, and October Martinique Lewis, was one of the Portland Seven, a homegrown cell. The FBI put them under investigation after a sheriff's deputy found several of them holding target practice. The group flew to China in an unsuccessful attempt to enter Afghanistan and join Al Qaeda. Battle was the ringleader. In court he said that he had joined the US Army Reserve to learn tactics to use against the United States. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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