Friday, August 31, 2007

Fireworks Indeed

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 12:23 PM

The indictment today of Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed (I'm out of breath even writing that) accuses him of building explosive devices and teaching others how to build the devices in "an activity that constitutes a federal crime of violence." Mohamed was pulled over in Berkeley County in July. The officer asked if he could search the vehicle and was told there were "fireworks" in the trunk. Both Mohamed and fellow-traveler Youssef Samir Megahed (both South Florida students and Egyptian natives) were indicted on transporting an explosive devise across state lines. All of this is in the U.S. District Court in Florida.Mohamed could face a maximum of 30 years for the two charges against him if convicted, while Megahed would face up to 10 years.

From the indictment …

AHMED ABDELLATIF SHERIF MOHAMED,

the defendant herein, did teach and demonstrate the making and use of an explosive

and destructive device and distribute by any means, information pertaining to, in whole

and in part, the manufacture of a destructive device and did distribute by any means

information pertaining to, in whole and in part, the manufacture and use of an explosive

and destructive device, with the intent that such teaching, demonstration, and

information be used for, and in the furtherance of, an activity that constitutes a federal

crime of violence,

AHMED ABDELLATIF SHERIF MOHAMED

and

YOUSSEF SAMIR MEGAHED,

the defendants herein, not being licensees or permittees under the provisions of

Chapter 40 of Title 18 of the United States Code, did knowingly transport and cause to

be transported in interstate commerce explosive materials.

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