Michael Curtis Reynolds

Charge Date: Tue Oct. 3, 2006
Investigation Type(s):Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting
Charges:Criminal solicitation, Explosives, Firearms violations, Material support for terrorists
Outcome:Found guilty
Convictions:Criminal solicitation, Explosives, Firearms violations, Material support for terrorists
State:Pennsylvania
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda
Description:

Reynolds, an unemployed man who lived with his mother, had online discussions with a person he believed was an Al Qaeda operative. It was in fact Shannen Rossmiller, a former municipal judge in Montana and self-described "citizen terrorist-hunter" who was working as an FBI informant. Reynolds believed Rossmiller would help him get $40,000 to buy trucks to blow up oil refineries in New Jersey and Wyoming and part of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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