Narseal Batiste

Charged: June 20, 2006
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Florida
District
Southern District of Florida
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
  • Importation, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive material
  • Seditious conspiracy
Found Guilty: May 10, 2009
Sentenced: November 18, 2009
Imprisonment
13 years and 6 months
Supervised Release
35 years
Details
Narseal Batiste
  • Age
    43
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
Narseal Batiste was the leader of the Liberty City Seven, a group of Miami men who conspired to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI office in Miami. Elie Assaad, an informant posing as an Al Qaeda operative, recorded Batiste making controversial statements about starting a “full ground war” and launching an attack as “good or greater than 9/11.” Batiste pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in front of the informant and went along with the plot for an expected $50,000 payout.
Current Location
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  • Texarkana
  • texarkana, TX
  • Low Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution