Miguel Moran Diaz

Charged: April 06, 2015
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Florida
District
Southern District of Florida
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Firearms violations
FISA Notification
No
null: May 27, 2015
Sentenced: July 27, 2015
Imprisonment
10 years
Supervised Release
3 years
Details
Miguel Moran Diaz
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
The FBI began its investigation of Miguel Moran Diaz, who went by the name Aziz al Hariri, after the Miami man had posted ISIS propaganda on his Facebook page. An FBI informant then met with Diaz, who explained that he was a convicted felon and could not legally obtain a firearm. However, Diaz showed the informant he did have firearms nevertheless and even went shooting with the informant. During the sting, Diaz told the informant he was a lone wolf for ISIS, and he pulled up on his iPhone an edition of Al Qaeda's Inspire magazine, which he described as providing the instructions for the Boston Marathon bombers. Although the sting did not involve a terrorism plot, an ISIS-related counterterrorism investigation of Diaz was the genesis of the sting.