Sami Amin al-Arian

Charge Date: Wed Feb. 19, 2003
Investigation Type(s):Informant
Charges:Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas, Criminal conspiracy, Immigration violations, Material support for terrorists, Obstruction of justice, RICO/racketeering
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Criminal conspiracy
Alleged Affiliation:Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Al-Arian, a professor at the University of South Florida, was accused of conspiracy to commit racketeering and murder as part of his alleged involvement with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. After a jury acquitted him of eight counts but deadlocked on others, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to help the PIJ. He was sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

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