Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen

Charged: October 10, 2013
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
California
District
Southern District of California
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Immigration violations
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: December 26, 2013
Sentenced: June 29, 2014
Imprisonment
13 years
Supervised Release
10 years
Details
Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen
  • Age
    31
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Asian
Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen traveled to Syria, where he claimed on social media that he was fighting against the government of Bashar al-Assad. When he returned to the United States, he met an FBI informant posing as an Al Qaeda recruiter. Together they arranged for Nguyen to travel to Mexico and then on to Pakistan for training. FBI agents arrested Nguyen when he purchased a bus ticket to Mexico.
Current Location
US States Map
  • Florence
  • florence, CO
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution