Hassan Abu-Jihaad

Charged: March 19, 2007
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Connecticut
District
District of Connecticut
Sting
No
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
  • Espionage
Found Guilty: March 03, 2008
Sentenced: April 01, 2009
Imprisonment
10 years
Supervised Release
3 years
Released: January 29, 2016
Details
Hassan Abu-Jihaad
  • Age
    41
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
Hassan Abu-Jihaad was a Navy signalman who disclosed the location of USS Benfold in an online forum. Authorities taped a phone conversation between Abu-Jihaad and an informant, in which Abu-Jihaad spoke in code regarding the movement of naval ships. Abu-Jihaad was a former roommate of Derrick Shareef, who conspired to attack an Illinois shopping mall and was caught in an FBI sting.