From Fox News: “The defendants, Jany Leveille, 35, a Haitian national illegally present in the United States, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 37, Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, and Lucas Morton, 40, are charged in a criminal complaint that was filed earlier today in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico,” the bureau said in a statement.
“The criminal complaint charges Jany Leveille with being an alien unlawfully in possession of firearms and ammunition in the District of New Mexico from Nov. 2017 through Aug. 2018,” the bureau said. “The criminal complaint charges the other four defendants with aiding and abetting Leveille in committing the offense, and with conspiring with Leveille to commit the offense.’”
A criminal complaint says FBI agents seized at least 11 firearms: pistols, revolvers, a shotgun, and rifles, as well as a large quantity of ammunition at the compound in Amalia. The document alleges the firearms were transported to New Mexico from another state in Leveille’s vehicle.
The FBI stated that they arrested all five suspects without incident on Friday afternoon in Taos. Leveille faces a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years of imprisonment and deportation upon completion of her sentence if convicted, according to the FBI. If convicted of aiding and abetting Leveille, her co-defendants could each face a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years of imprisonment.
If convicted on the conspiracy charge, meanwhile, the five could each face a statutory penalty of five years’ imprisonment. Frankly, they should all go away permanently in my book. They look like a national security threat to me… they were flat out planning terrorism in my opinion. All five defendants are scheduled to appear in federal court in Albuquerque on Sept. 4.
The Department of Justice did the right thing here and I contend they were just waiting to spring this on these radicals. The de facto leader Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is allegedly the son of one of the unindicted co-conspirators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was also being held on a warrant from Georgia.