Abdella Ahmad Tounisi

Charged: April 17, 2013
Affiliation
Nusra Front, Al Qaeda
State
Illinois
District
Northern District of Illinois
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Making false statements
  • Material support
FISA Notification
Yes
Pleaded Guilty: August 08, 2015
Sentenced: October 19, 2017
Imprisonment
15 years
Supervised Release
life
Other Sentence Details
Pending
Details
Abdella Ahmad Tounisi
  • Age
    25
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was a close friend of Adel Daoud, who was arrested in July 2015 following an FBI sting in which an undercover agent provided Daoud with a fake car bomb. Daoud had sought Tounisi’s assistance in his planned attack. Separate from Daoud, Tounisi had done online research about traveling to Syria to join the Nusra Front. In 2013, Tounisi contacted online someone he believed was a Nusra recruiter; it was in fact an undercover FBI employee. He was arrested on April 19, 2013, after attempting to board a flight from Chicago to Turkey.
Current Location
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  • Terre Haute
  • terre haute, IN
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution