Amer Sinan Alhaggagi

Charged: July 20, 2017
Affiliation
ISIS
State
California
District
Northern District of California
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Identity theft
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: July 18, 2018
Sentenced: February 26, 2019
Imprisonment
6 years and 9 months
Details
Amer Sinan Alhaggagi
  • Age
    26
  • Gender
    Unknown
  • Race
    Unknown
The FBI first arrested Amer Sinan Alhaggagi in November 2016 based on a sealed complaint alleging he had committed aggravated identity theft. FBI surveillance observed Alhaggagi collecting a UPS package from Trunk Club — an online men’s clothing store — addressed to a fictitious name. The clothing was paid for using a debit card in another person’s name. In all, Alhaggagi used the card to buy $4,932 in clothing from Trunk Club. In July 2017, a grand jury indicted Alhaggagi for three counts of identity theft as well as material support for ISIS. Alhaggagi opened and operated social media accounts to benefit the terrorist organization and discussed a bomb plot with an FBI undercover agent. He was originally sentenced to 188 months in prison, but after an appeals court struck down a terrorism enhancement, the sentence was reduced by more than half.