Earnest James Ujaama

Charged: August 13, 2007
Affiliation
Taliban
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
No
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas
  • Firearms violations
  • Material support
Pleaded Guilty: August 13, 2007
Sentenced: October 23, 2016
time served
Released: Date unavailable
Details
Earnest James Ujaama
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Earnest James Ujaama was a close associate of British cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. Ujaama conspired in a harebrained plot to set up a training camp in Bly, Oregon. He also delivered money from al-Masri to alleged terrorists in Afghanistan. Ujaama returned to the United States after the 9/11 attacks. He was arrested and first charged in Washington state, where he agreed to become a cooperating witness against al-Masri and others. Before testifying on behalf of the government, Ujaama fled to Belize, where he was captured and returned to the United States. He was then indicted again in New York and agreed once more to be a cooperating witnesses. He testified in the trials of al-Masri and Oussama Kassir.