Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
|Charge Date:||Sun Jul. 21, 2002|
|Charges:||Criminal conspiracy, Smuggling, Stolen goods/counterfeits|
|Convictions:||Criminal conspiracy, Smuggling|
|Alleged Affiliation:||Al Qaeda|
Authorities found Shishani's name on documents seized during a raid on terrorist facilities in Pakistan. He was arrested with $12 million in cashier's checks. He told authorities he could help root out terrorism and that his business partner might belong to Al Qaeda. Shishani also discredited an FBI informant during the trial of a Detroit sleeper cell, saying that the informant may have manipulated the case for personal revenge. He was sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
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