Craig Benedict Baxam

Charged: March 06, 2012
Affiliation
Shabab
State
Maryland
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: January 12, 2014
Sentenced: January 12, 2014
Imprisonment
7 years
Supervised Release
5 years
Released: July 16, 2018
Details
Craig Benedict Baxam
  • Age
    33
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
Craig Baxam, who served in the U.S. Army from 2007 through 2011, cashed out his retirement savings and traveled to Kenya, toward its northern border with Somalia. Federal prosecutors alleged that Baxam intended to join the Shabab before he was arrested by Kenyan police. He pleaded guilty to destroying his computer before leaving the United States.