Mohamed Mahmood Alessa

Charged: June 04, 2010
Affiliation
Shabab
State
New Jersey
District
District of New Jersey
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: March 03, 2011
Sentenced: April 15, 2013
Imprisonment
22 years
Supervised Release
life
Details
Mohamed Mahmood Alessa
  • Age
    29
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
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.
Current Location
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  • Terre Haute
  • terre haute, IN
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution