October Martinique Lewis

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

Lewis, along with Jeffrey Battle, Ahmed Ibrahim Bilal, Muhammad Ibrahim Bilal, Patrice Lumumba Ford, and Maher Mofeid Hawash, 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. Lewis is the ex-wife of ringleader Jeffrey Leon Battle. She cooperated with authorities and received a penalty of three years in prison.

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