Corneille Dato

Charged: February 08, 2011
Affiliation
Taliban
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Drug violations
  • Funding terrorists
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: January 24, 2013
Sentenced: August 12, 2013
Imprisonment
4 years and 2 months
Released: October 31, 2014
Details
Corneille Dato
  • Age
    57
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
Two undercover agents posing as Taliban representatives approached a group of men in Ghana to make a drug trade. They asked for large amounts of cocaine and for safe houses in West Africa to store heroin, which would finance Taliban operations. The men agreed to sell the agents surface-to-air missiles. Corneille Dato was an accomplice to the plot.