Alexander Samuel Smith

Charged: June 21, 2017
Affiliation
ISIS
State
North Carolina
District
Western District of North Carolina
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Making false statements
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Alexander Samuel Smith
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Alexander Samuel Smith, who went by the name Amir Alexander, was a Charlotte, North Carolina, man who communicated with an FBI informant online. Smith believed the informant was an ISIS supporter. Smith told the informant that he could acquire cheap airline tickets through his girlfriend, who worked for a U.S. domestic airline company. The informant asked Smith to get tickets from Tampa, Florida, to Buffalo, New York, from where supposed accomplices of the informant would sneak into Canada. After the FBI contacted Smith’s girlfriend, Smith voluntarily met with the FBI. He made false statements about his conversations with the FBI informant.