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May 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Man pleads guilty to arson at Seattle gay nightclub

A man accused of setting a fire inside a crowded Capitol Hill gay nightclub on New Year’s Eve pleaded guilty to arson this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Musab Mohammed Masmari, 30, was charged in a felony information in federal court yesterday after previously having been charged with first-degree arson in King County Superior Court. He signed…

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March 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Feds: Man arrested in Blaine sought to join al-Qaida

Update at 2:55 p.m.:| The Associated Press SEATTLE — A California man who spoke of wanting to bomb the Los Angeles subway system was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists, federal prosecutors said Monday. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., an unincorporated area…

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December 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Guilty plea in plot to attack Seattle military processing center

The man accused of plotting to kill U.S. military personnel during an attack on a Seattle military processing station pleaded guilty today to conspiring to murder government employees with small-arms fire and grenades during a hearing in U.S. District Court. Abdul Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, will face between 17 and 19 years prison when he is sentenced on March 25,…

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October 24, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Ahmed Ressam sentenced to 37 years in prison

Algerian Ahmed Ressam, the would-be “millennium bomber” who was arrested with bomb-making materials in Port Angeles in December 1999, was sentenced this morning in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 37 years in prison. The government had sought a sentence of 65 years to life, much longer than the previous two 22-year sentences Ressam had been given. However, U.S. District…

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September 6, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Judge upholds FISA warrant in Seattle terror case

The Associated Press A federal judge says investigators followed proper procedures when they obtained a secret warrant against a Seattle terror suspect. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif is charged with plotting to attack a military recruiting station last year. His lawyers asked U.S. District Judge James Robart to throw out some of the evidence against him, saying the…

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May 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Felon admits he tried to run Marines off I-5

An ex-con with possible ties to the alleged Islamist terrorists has pleaded guilty in state court to charges that he tried to run two Marine recruiters off Interstate 5. Michael Dale McCright, who was known on the Internet as “Mikhail Jihad,” pleaded guilty to charges of felony harrassment and attempted malicious mischief. A plea agreement reached…

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December 8, 2011 at 9:36 AM

Guilty pleas in plot to attack military center

One of two men accused of conspiring to attack a military processing station in Seattle in June pleaded guilty to three federal charges this morning in U.S. District Court. Walli Mujahidh, 32, formerly of Los Angeles, is accused of plotting to kill U.S. military recruits in a machine-gun and grenade attack in hopes of…

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