An undercover agent was sent to befriend Mohamed Alessa and his co-defendant Carlos Almonte. The agent recorded the pair making impassioned statements about terrorism and jihad. They told the informant about their initial attempt to join fighters in Jordan three years earlier, discussed traveling to Egypt and Somalia to join the mujahideen, got a gym membership to train, played first-person shooter video games, and purchased various materials to prepare for the trip.
- Terre Haute
- terre haute, IN
- Medium Security
- Federal Correctional Institution