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Criminal Proceedings: A Timeline of U.S. Terror Cases RULE Criminal Proceedings in 2010

Posted: March 9, 2010


Introduction
Criminal Proceedings in 2012
Criminal Proceedings in 2011
Criminal Proceedings in 2010
Criminal Proceedings in 2009
Criminal Proceedings in 2008
Criminal Proceedings in 2007
Criminal Proceedings in 2006
Criminal Proceedings in 2005
Criminal Proceedings in 2004 and 2002

The following is a list of American Muslim extremists charged, convicted or sentenced in 2010 on terrorism-related offenses, ranging from providing material support to foreign terrorist organizations to plotting violent attacks in the U.S. The list also includes other Americans involved in terrorist plots and activities with terrorist organizations whose ideologies are rooted in radical interpretations of Islam. Those who were charged and later acquitted of terror-related offenses are not included in the list. 

  • November 29, 2010 New York Additional charges are unsealed against Mohammed Zazi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, for witness tampering, making false statements and obstruction of justice in a federal investigation of a terror plot to detonate explosives in the U.S.
  • November 15, 2010 California U.S. permanent Resident Nima Ali Yusuf is charged with providing personnel and money to Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organization based in Somalia.  Yusuf was arrested three days earlier.

  • October 18, 2010 New York American citizens James Cromitie, David Williams and Onta Williams and one Haitian national are convicted of plotting to attack two synagogues in the Bronx and to shoot down planes at a military base in Newburgh, New York
  • September 14, 2010 New York Additional charges are filed against American citizen Wesam El-Hanafi and Sabirhan Hasanoff, a U.S. citizen born in Australia, for providing computer systems expertise to Al Qaeda in an attempt to modernize the international terrorist network.
  • August 5, 2010 Minnesota Charges are unsealed against ten U.S. residents for providing financial support and personnel to a conspiracy to kill abroad and to Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organization based in Somalia.  Among those charged are American citizens Abdikadir Ali Abdi, Abdisalan Hussein Ali, and Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax as well as U.S. permanent residents Ahmed Ali Omar, Zakaria Maruf, Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan and Mustafa Ali Salat.

  • August 5, 2010 Minnesota Charges are unsealed against Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, both naturalized U.S. citizens from Somalia, for raising funds for Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organization based in Somalia.   The women are arrested the same day.

  • August 5, 2010 California Charges are unsealed against American citizen Jehad Serwan Mostafa for providing material support to Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organization based in Somalia. 

  • July 12, 2010 Ohio American citizens Zubair Ahmed and Khaleel Ahmed are sentenced to ten years and eight years and four months in prison, respectively, for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and for attempting to murder U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

  • June 6, 2010 New Jersey American citizen Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Dominican Republic, are charged in an unsealed criminal complaint with conspiring to conspiring to kill, kidnap, and main persons outside the U.S.  The men, who attempted to join an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia, were arrested the previous day. 

  • May 12, 2010 New York Zeinab Taleb-Jedi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Iran who pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists for attending a People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran training camp, is sentenced to time served. 

  • April 30, 2010 New York American citizen Wesam El-Hanafi and Sabirhan Hasanoff, a U.S. citizen born in Australia, are charged with providing computer systems expertise to Al Qaeda in an attempt to modernize the international terrorist network.

  • April 15, 2010 New York Ahmad Wais Afzali, a U.S. permanent resident from Afghanistan, is sentenced to time served for lying to federal authorities in an ongoing investigation of a terror plot to detonate explosives in the U.S.

  • April 2, 2010 Pennsylvania American citizen Jamie Paulin-Ramirez is arrested and charged in an unsealed superseding indictment with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists in connection with a plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in a Swedish newspaper.

  • March 9, 2010 Pennsylvania American citizen Colleen LaRose is charged in an unsealed indictment with recruiting potential terrorists online.  She also reportedly planned to murder a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in a Swedish newspaper.  LaRose was arrested on October 16, 2009.

  • March 7, 2010 Yemen Sharif Mobley, an American citizen wanted by Yemeni officials for his alleged involvement in several terrorist attacks, is rearrested in Yemen after trying to shoot his way out of the Yemeni hospital where he was held.  Mobley was among 11 men arrested the previous week at the Sanaa home of an Al Qaeda member.

  • February 19, 2010 Florida An unsealed indictment charges three Miami-based businessmen Khaled T. Safadi, Ulises Talavera and Emilio Gonzalez-Neira with smuggling electronics to a Hezbollah-operated shopping center in Paraguay that serves as Hezbollah's central headquarters in the tri-border region of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.  The men were arrested in Florida the previous day.

  • January 28, 2010 New York Mohammed Zazi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, is indicted for conspiring to obstruct justice in a federal investigation of a terror plot to detonate explosives in the U.S. by destroying liquid chemicals and other materials.

  • January 8, 2010 New York Adis Medunjanin, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bosnia, is indicted for conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country and receiving military-type training from a foreign terrorist organization in connection with an Al Qaeda plot to detonate homemade explosives on the New York City subway system.  Zarein Ahmedzay, an American citizen from Afghanistan connected to the case, is indicted for making false statements to the FBI in an international and domestic terrorism investigation.




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