Yusuf Abdirizak Wehelie

Charged: July 07, 2016
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Firearms violations
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: November 15, 2016
Sentenced: July 14, 2017
Imprisonment
10 years
Details
Yusuf Abdirizak Wehelie
  • Age
    28
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Yusuf Abdirizak Wehelie, who had been convicted of felony burglary in Virginia, was not permitted to possess a firearm due to his state conviction. Wehelie acquired firearms from an undercover agent, who paid $300 for Wehelie to transport the weapons. At sentencing, the government presented evidence that Wehelie had discussed conducting an attack in the United States on behalf of the Islamic State and traveling to the Middle East to join the terrorist group.