Cheng Le

Charged: September 24, 2014
Affiliation
None
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Attempted acquisition of a biological toxin
FISA Notification
No
Found Guilty: August 27, 2015
Sentenced: March 08, 2016
Imprisonment
16 years
Details
Cheng Le
  • Age
    25
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Asian
An FBI undercover agent assumed the dark web identity of someone who had been known to deal in illicit material. Cheng Le contacted the FBI agent and attempted to purchase ricin, a poison, which he had planned to give to an enemy. The New York Daily News described Le as a “wannabe Walter White.”
Current Location
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  • Allenwood Low
  • allenwood, PA
  • Low Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution