Adam Raishani

Charged: June 21, 2017
Affiliation
ISIS
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Adam Raishani
  • Age
    31
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Adam Raishani, also known as Saddam Mohamed Raishani, expressed to an undercover informant that he wanted to join ISIS. The informant was working with the FBI and the New York Police Department. As part of a sting, the informant and an FBI undercover agent met with Raishani to discuss ISIS and how to join the terrorist organization. The informant told Raishani that he had contact information for an ISIS affiliate in Yemen who could facilitate travel. Raishani then reached out to the supposed contact in Yemen. The contact, who was another undercover agent, told Raishani that another ISIS affiliate would meet him in Turkey and assist him in getting to Syria. Raishani was arrested after he paid cash for an airline ticket to Turkey.