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|
|Convictions:||Criminal solicitation, Explosives, Firearms violations, Material support for terrorists|
|Alleged Affiliation:||Al Qaeda|
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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