Thursday, September 15, 2011

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge:


Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge:
 
RALEIGH, N.C. – Dylan Boyd , aka “Mohammed,” pleaded guilty today in federal court in New Bern, N.C., to one count of aiding and abetting a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Thomas G. Walker, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; M. Chris Briese, Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI Charlotte Division; and John F. Khin, Special Agent-in-Charge, Southeast Field Office, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS).

Boyd, 24, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina, was first charged along with seven other defendants in a federal indictment returned on July 22, 2009.   He was arrested on July 29, 2009, and the indictment was unsealed.   On Sept. 24, 2009, a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment in the case.
 
According to the superseding indictment, from before November 2006 through at least July 2009, Boyd aided and abetted other named defendants and others who conspired to provide material support and resources to terrorists, including currency, training, transportation and personnel.   The object of the conspiracy, according to the indictment, was to advance violent jihad, including supporting and participating in terrorist activities abroad and committing acts of murder, kidnapping or maiming persons abroad. (Read More.)

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