Brian Arthur Dempsey

Charged: May 04, 2015
Affiliation
None
State
California
District
Eastern District of California
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Making false statements
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Brian Arthur Dempsey
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Brian Arthur Dempsey was a youth counselor for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2001 to 2012. Dempsey and another person, who has not been identified by the FBI, traveled to Syria in 2013. In a 2013 interview with the FBI in the United States, Dempsey told an agent that he did not encounter members of any terrorist organizations in Syria and that all he did was "hang out." Those statements were false, the Justice Department alleges. In a 2014 interview with the FBI in Italy, Dempsey admitted to an agent that he had encountered members of several terrorist groups, including Nusra Front and ISIS. Dempsey also admitted to the agent that he had engaged in fighting in Syria on at least two occasions. Dempsey stopped cooperating with the FBI in October 2014. He was later arrested in the United Kingdom, and in June 2020, he was extradited to the United States.