Imran Mandhai

Charged: May 16, 2002
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Florida
District
Southern District of Florida
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Criminal conspiracy
Pleaded Guilty: August 08, 2002
Sentenced: October 25, 2004
Imprisonment
14 years
Released: March 09, 2015
Details
Imran Mandhai
  • Age
    35
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
The FBI targeted Imran Mandhai in a sting that used two informants — Howard Gilbert and Ellie Assaad. Mandhai had asked Gilbert to provide him with weapons training. Gilbert then introduced Mandhai to Assaad, who was posing as an Al Qaeda operative. Assaad agreed to provide Mandhai with a bomb to attack a National Guard armory and a power substation in South Florida. Mandhai had tried to recruit Adnan El Shukrijumah, who would later leave the United States and join Al Qaeda, to join the plot, but he refused. Mandhai was deported to Pakistan following his prison sentence.