Youssef Hmimssa

Charge Date: Thu Sep. 27, 2001
Charges:Criminal conspiracy, Immigration violations, Material support for terrorists
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Immigration violations
State:Michigan
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda
Description:

Hmimssa, a self-described "scam artist," lived with the four members an alleged sleeper cell in Detroit. He testified against them, describing them as extremists who wanted to attack the United States, ship arms to the Middle East, and smuggle "brothers" into the country. Omar Shishani discredited his testimony. Hmimssa pleaded guilty to credit card fraud and ID fraud. He was sentenced to more than six years in prison.

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