Charged: November 04, 2013
Eastern District of North Carolina
Pleaded Guilty: August 22, 2018
Sentenced: November 29, 2018
Released: November 15, 2019
Basit Javed Sheikh was arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport when he attempted to leave the country for Turkey, after having discussed going to Syria with an FBI operative who posed online as a nurse. Government doctors forcibly medicated Sheikh for schizophrenia so he could be competent for trial.