Emerson Winfield Begolly

Charged: July 13, 2011
Affiliation
None
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Firearms violations
  • Criminal conspiracy
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: August 08, 2011
Sentenced: July 15, 2013
Imprisonment
8 years and 6 months
Supervised Release
5 years
Released: June 01, 2018
Details
Emerson Winfield Begolly
  • Age
    31
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Emerson Winfield Begolly, using the moniker Abu Nancy, was an administrator for an online jihadi forum, where he encouraged followers to commit acts of terrorism in the United States. Undercover FBI agents engaged him on the forum. When he was approached by FBI agents in person, he reached for an illegal firearm at his waist. He was subdued before he could fire.