Fabjan Alameti

Charged: April 04, 2019
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Montana
District
District of Montana
Sting
No
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Making false statements
  • Firearms violations
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: August 28, 2019
Details
Fabjan Alameti
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Fabjan Alameti was an Albanian national who had recently moved from New York to Montana. Alameti told an FBI informant, who was posing online as an ISIS supporter, that he was considering traveling to Syria to join ISIS. He also told the informant that he had considered attacking a government building, gay club, Jewish temple, or military recruiting station -- but he believed it would be difficult to obtain the guns necessary for such an attack. In Montana, while under FBI surveillance, Alameti purchased an air rifle and shopped for guns. He was kicked out his hotel for smoking marijuana and later taken to a hospital for alcohol poisoning. He told another FBI informant that he wanted to "shoot up" the hotel that had kicked him out. He was arrested after going to a shooting range and renting an assault rifle for $35.