Marcos Alonso Zea

Charged: October 16, 2013
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
New York
District
Eastern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: September 08, 2014
Sentenced: April 19, 2015
Imprisonment
25 years
Supervised Release
3 years
Details
Marcos Alonso Zea
  • Age
    31
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as Ali Zea, communicated online with two undercover FBI agents about his desire to join Al Qaeda in Yemen. He attempted to travel to Yemen in 2012 but was stopped during his connection in London and sent back to the United States. Zea then encouraged another man, Justin Kaliebe, to join Al Qaeda as well. Kaliebe was arrested in New York while attempting to travel to Yemen. After Kaliebe’s arrest, Zea destroyed evidence on his computer, including issues of Inspire magazine.
Current Location
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  • Hazelton
  • bruceton mills, WV
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution