Two Convicted in Detroit Terror Trial
A jury on Tuesday found two of four Arab immigrants guilty of conspiring to support Islamic extremists plotting attacks in the United States and the Middle East. One was acquitted of all charges, and the jury returned mixed verdicts on a fourth.
Abdel-Ilah Elmardoudi, 37, and Karim Koubriti, 24, were found guilty of two counts — conspiracy to provide material support or resources to terrorists and another conspiracy count — to engage in fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents. Ahmed Hannan, 34, was acquitted of conspiracy to support terrorism, and was found guilty of conspiracy to engage in fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents. He was acquitted on two other fraud counts. Farouk Ali-Haimoud, 22, was acquitted of all charges. The case, which began with a raid on a Detroit apartment just six days after the Sept. 11 attacks, was seen as a test of the government’s ability to prosecute terrorist “sleeper” cells. Full Story