Eric Harroun

Charged: June 19, 2013
Affiliation
Nusra Front, Al Qaeda
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Criminal conspiracy
  • Material support
  • Use, threats, or attempts to use weapons of mass destruction
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: September 18, 2013
Sentenced: September 18, 2013
Supervised Release
3 years
Other Sentence Details
time served
Released: Date unavailable
Details
Eric Harroun
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Eric Harroun, a former U.S. soldier, traveled to Syria in January 2013 and fought in the civil war. Federal prosecutors initially alleged that Harroun was a part of the Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliate. Evidence in the case later revealed that Harroun was with al Nasr, which was not a designated terrorist organization. He accepted a plea deal for violating export laws. Harroun died of an accidental drug overdose in April 2014 at his father’s home in Arizona.