Matthew Aaron Llaneza

Charged: March 07, 2013
Affiliation
Taliban
State
California
District
Northern District of California
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Use, threats, or attempts to use weapons of mass destruction
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: October 10, 2013
Sentenced: February 27, 2014
Imprisonment
15 years
Supervised Release
life
Details
Matthew Aaron Llaneza
  • Age
    36
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
An informant reported to the FBI that Matthew Aaron Llaneza had expressed interest in joining the Taliban. At the same time Llaneza’s family was trying to get him psychological help, the FBI informant introduced him to an undercover agent. The FBI then provided Llaneza with a fake car bomb he delivered to a bank in San Jose, California.
Current Location
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  • Sheridan
  • sheridan, OR
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution