Farooque Ahmed

Charged: October 25, 2010
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Material support
  • Terrorist attacks against mass transportation systems
FISA Notification
Yes
Pleaded Guilty: April 10, 2011
Sentenced: April 10, 2011
Imprisonment
23 years
Supervised Release
50 years
Details
Farooque Ahmed
  • Age
    44
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
After discovering that Farooque Ahmed, a 34-year-old Pakistani computer engineer, was inquiring about contacting terrorist organizations overseas, the FBI sent an email to him that offered the chance to meet a terrorist. The supposed Al Qaeda operative, an undercover FBI agent, tasked Ahmed with surveilling four Metro stations. He provided pictures and sketches of the stations. Ahmed told the undercover agent he had been training for an attack by studying martial arts as well as knife and gun techniques.
Current Location
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  • Terre Haute
  • terre haute, IN
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution