James Elshafay

Charged: August 27, 2004
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
Pleaded Guilty: August 27, 2004
Sentenced: March 02, 2007
Imprisonment
5 years
Supervised Release
3 years
Other Sentence Details
Continued mental health treatment
Released: January 28, 2009
Details
James Elshafay
  • Age
    32
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
James Elshafay co-conspired with Shahawar Matin Siraj to plant bombs in New York’s Herald Square subway station. Elshafay showed an informant crude napkin drawings of targets for potential terrorist attacks and conducted reconnaissance missions of the subway with Siraj.