Profiles in Terror

For this searchable terror trial database, we analyzed the cases of 508 post-9/11 domestic terrorism defendants, building on a list compiled by the US Department of Justice and including additional cases that meet DOJ's criteria. You can run your own analysis of the data, or browse the full list below. See charts from this data or read the full investigation.

Last Namesort icon First Name(s) Charge Date Investigation Type(s) Charges Outcome Convictions State Alleged Affiliation
Zayed Mohammed Mohsen Yahya 01/04/2003 Informant, Sting Material support for terrorists Pleaded guilty Material support for terrorists New York Al Qaeda, Hamas
Yograrasa Nadarasa 09/14/2006 Informant, Sting Material support for terrorists Pleaded guilty Material support for terrorists New York Tamil Tigers
Yaghi Ziyad 11/24/2010 Informant, Sting Conspiracy to murder, Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas, Firearms violations, Making false statements, Material support for terrorists Case pending North Carolina
Wu Chao Tung 08/17/2005 Informant, Sting Contraband tobacco, Criminal conspiracy, Drug violations, Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes, Stolen goods/counterfeits Pleaded guilty Contraband tobacco, Criminal conspiracy, Drug violations, Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes, Stolen goods/counterfeits California
Wotulo Erick 09/19/2006 Informant, Sting Criminal conspiracy, Firearms violations, Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering Pleaded guilty Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering Maryland Tamil Tigers
Wingate Lynn 05/22/2002 Informant, Sting Criminal conspiracy, Obstruction of justice, RICO/racketeering Pleaded guilty Obstruction of justice New York
Williams Kobie Diallo 11/22/2006 Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting Criminal conspiracy, Firearms violations, Funding terrorists Found guilty Criminal conspiracy Texas Taliban
Williams Onta 06/02/2009 Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes, Weapons of mass destruction Found guilty Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes, Weapons of mass destruction New York
Williams David 06/02/2009 Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes, Weapons of mass destruction Found guilty Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes, Weapons of mass destruction New York
Vinayagamoorthy Murugesu 09/14/2006 Informant, Sting Criminal conspiracy, Funding terrorists, Material support for terrorists Pleaded guilty Material support for terrorists New York Tamil Tigers
Varela Carlos Ali Romero 12/04/2002 Informant, Sting Drug violations, Material support for terrorists Found guilty Drug violations, Material support for terrorists Texas United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)
Varatharasa Thirunavukarasu 10/03/2006 Informant, Sting Arms control violations, Criminal conspiracy, Firearms violations, Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering Found guilty Arms control violations, Material support for terrorists Maryland Tamil Tigers
Ulloa Melo Jose Tito Libio 01/03/2006 Informant, Sting Criminal conspiracy, Immigration violations, Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering Pleaded guilty Material support for terrorists Florida Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Ujaama Earnest James 08/28/2002 Informant, Sting Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas, Firearms violations, Material support for terrorists Pleaded guilty Funding terrorists Washington Al Qaeda
Thanigasalam Thiruthanikan 09/14/2006 Informant, Sting Material support for terrorists, Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes Pleaded guilty Material support for terrorists, Obtaining missiles to destroy airplanes New York Tamil Tigers
Tatar Serdar 05/07/2007 Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting Conspiracy to murder, Murder/attempted murder of US officials Found guilty Conspiracy to murder New Jersey Al Qaeda
Tapasco Romero Jalal Saadat 01/03/2006 Informant, Sting Criminal conspiracy, Immigration violations Pleaded guilty Criminal conspiracy, Immigration violations Florida Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Subasic Anes 11/24/2010 Informant, Sting Conspiracy to murder, Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas, Firearms violations, Making false statements, Material support for terrorists Case pending North Carolina
Subandi Haji 09/19/2006 Informant, Sting Arms control violations, Criminal conspiracy, Firearms violations, Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering Found guilty Arms control violations, Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering Maryland Tamil Tigers
Soedirdja Helmi 10/03/2006 Informant, Sting Arms control violations, Criminal conspiracy, RICO/racketeering Pleaded guilty Arms control violations, RICO/racketeering Maryland Tamil Tigers
Socrates Nachimuthu 09/14/2006 Informant, Sting Criminal conspiracy, Material support for terrorists Pleaded guilty Criminal conspiracy New York Tamil Tigers
Smadi Hosam 09/24/2009 Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting Weapons of mass destruction Pleaded guilty Weapons of mass destruction Texas
Siraj Shahawar Matin 02/09/2005 Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting Bombings, Explosives, Terrorist attacks on mass transport Found guilty Bombings, Explosives, Terrorist attacks on mass transport New York
Shnewer Mohamad Ibrahim 05/07/2007 Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting Conspiracy to murder, Firearms violations, Murder/attempted murder of US officials Found guilty Conspiracy to murder, Murder/attempted murder of US officials New Jersey Al Qaeda
Sherifi Hysen 11/24/2010 Informant, Sting Conspiracy to murder, Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas, Firearms violations, Making false statements, Material support for terrorists Case pending North Carolina