Basit Javed Sheikh

Charged: November 04, 2013
Affiliation
Nusra Front
State
North Carolina
District
Eastern District of North Carolina
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: August 22, 2018
Sentenced: November 29, 2018
Imprisonment
7 years
Supervised Release
Life
Released: November 15, 2019
Details
Basit Javed Sheikh
  • Age
    36
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
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.