Houcine Bechir Ghoul

Charged: July 27, 2017
Affiliation
ISIS
State
North Carolina
District
Eastern District of North Carolina
Sting
No
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Immigration violations
  • Tax violations
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: November 13, 2017
Sentenced: August 08, 2018
Imprisonment
2 years
Details
Houcine Bechir Ghoul
  • Age
    44
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
An FBI informant provided screenshots of a pro-ISIS Facebook account operated by Houcine Bechir Ghoul. The FBI discovered a pro-ISIS Twitter account that Ghoul operated. Ghoul boasted about ISIS to a second FBI informant, telling him: "God willing, I shall be with them soon." Ghoul was charged with making false statements to obtain citizenship, including by claiming that he was not associated with a terrorist organization. He was also charged with underreporting his taxable income for tax years 2015 and 2016 by more than $70,000.