Waad Ramadan Alwan

Charged: May 24, 2011
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Kentucky
District
Western District of Kentucky
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Importation, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive material
  • Material support
  • Use, threats, or attempts to use weapons of mass destruction
FISA Notification
Yes
Pleaded Guilty: December 14, 2011
Sentenced: January 27, 2013
Imprisonment
40 years
Supervised Release
life
Details
Waad Ramadan Alwan
  • Age
    39
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
The FBI used an informant to befriend Waad Ramadan Alwan, an Iraqi refugee living in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Alwan recruited a friend, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, into what the government described as a plot to provide material support to Iraqi insurgents. Although Alwan claimed during secretly recorded conversations to have attacked U.S. troops with improvised explosive devices while in Iraq, the informant provided the idea and the means for the plot inside the United States, supplying Alwan and Hammadi with, among other things, a tractor trailer, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, sniper rifles, and explosives. Alwan and Hammadi believed they would be shipping the weapons and explosives to insurgents in Iraq.
Current Location
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  • Florence ADMAX
  • florence, CO
  • Administrative Security
  • U.S. Penitentiary