Archive | January 23, 2012

United States v. Boyd (E.D.N.C. Sep. 14, 2011) (yes, another guilty

* United States v. Boyd (E.D.N.C. Sep. 14, 2011) (yes, another guilty plea) Well, I spoke to soon.  Another DOJ win in a terrorism case. You have to admire the concatenation of inchoateness in this particular charge: aiding-and-abetting a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, where that underlying material support offense in turn is […]

United States v. Harpham (E.D. Wash. Sep. 7, 2011)

* United States v. Harpham (E.D. Wash. Sep. 7, 2011) (guilty plea) Ok, this should be it for today.  Last week was a busy one for DOJ in terrorism cases! In this case, Kevin Harhpham has pled guilty to placing an IED along the planned route for the MLK Day parade in Spokane last January.  […]

United States v. Payen (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2011)

* United States v. Payen (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2011) (25 year sentence in NY terror plot)   From the press release:   NEW YORK – Laguerre Payen was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, N.Y., and to use Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles […]

United States v. Akhtar (D. Maryland Sep. 9, 2011)

–_008_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary=”_007_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_”; type=”multipart/alternative” –_007_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=”_000_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_” –_000_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable * United States v. Akhtar (D. Maryland Sep. 9, 2011) Another guilty plea (see attached agreement), this time in a case involving= a Pakistani national (who is a lawful permanent resident in the US) who co= nspired to unlawfully export […]

United States v. Irfan Ul Haq, et al. (D.D.C. Sep. 12, 2011)

* United States v. Irfan Ul Haq, et al. (D.D.C. Sep. 12, 2011)   An interesting case.  The three defendants (all citizens of Pakistan) ran a human smuggling operation in Ecuador, and agreed to smuggle a man whom they believed was a member of the Pakistani Taliban from Pakistan into the United States.  They have […]