Shahawar Matin Siraj

Charged: February 07, 2005
Affiliation
None
State
New York
District
Eastern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Importation, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive material
  • Terrorist attacks against mass transportation systems
  • Bombing, attempted bombing, or conspiracy to bomb a place of public use
Found Guilty: May 22, 2006
Sentenced: January 06, 2007
Imprisonment
30 years
Details
Shahawar Matin Siraj
  • Age
    35
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Shahawar Matin Siraj was a bookstore clerk who struck up a friendship with a New York Police Department undercover informant. The two discussed 9/11 and extremism, and the informant said he had connections to “The Brotherhood.” Siraj and the informant, as well as co-defendant James Elshafay, concocted a plot to attack New York’s Herald Square subway station. They did reconnaissance missions and discussed how to acquire and deploy bombs.
Current Location
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  • Otisville
  • otisville, NY
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution