Burson Augustin

Charged: June 20, 2006
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Florida
District
Southern District of Florida
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Importation, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive material
  • Material support
  • Seditious conspiracy
Found Guilty: May 10, 2009
Sentenced: November 16, 2009
Imprisonment
6 years
Supervised Release
10 years
Released: February 16, 2016
Details
Burson Augustin
  • Age
    32
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
Burson Augustin was a member 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, led the plot. The FBI videotaped Augustin pledging allegiance to Al Qaeda.