Omar Shishani

Charge Date: Sun Jul. 21, 2002
Investigation Type(s):Informant
Charges:Criminal conspiracy, Smuggling, Stolen goods/counterfeits
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Criminal conspiracy, Smuggling
State:Michigan
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda
Description:

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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