Edward Schimenti

Charged: April 12, 2017
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Illinois
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Edward Schimenti
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Edward Schimenti and Joseph D. Jones allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS and advocated for the terrorist group on social media. In the fall of 2015, Jones and Schimenti befriended two FBI undercover agents and an informant. They believed the three men were fellow ISIS devotees. Jones and Schimenti assisted the informant in what they believed was his attempt to travel to Syria and join ISIS. They provided the informant with mobile phones and drove him to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.