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Sting Operation Involving Missile Sale Yields 2 Arrests in Albany

Law enforcement authorities raided a mosque here today and arrested two men, after they were set up in an elaborate sting operation in which they are accused of offering to help launder money made from the sale of a missile to be used in an attack, officials said.”This is not a case where the defendants were discovered plotting terrorist violence,” James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general, said at a news conference. “The terrorist plot in this case is one that the government’s agent, the cooperating witness, represented to be under way. It was not real.” Mr. Comey said one of the men detained, Mohammed Hoosain, 49, the founder of the mosque, asked the witness cooperating with the authorities for help in securing a state driver’s permit and then a loan. “It was at about this time that the sting began,” he said at a news conference.Full Story

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