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2 Michigan men arrested on terror plot

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member


    MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) -- Two men were charged Wednesday with money laundering in support of terrorism after authorities said they found airplane passenger lists and information on airport security checkpoints in their car.

    Deputies stopped Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, 20, and Ali Houssaiky, 20, both of Dearborn, Michigan, on a traffic violation Tuesday. They found the flight documents along with $11,000 cash and 12 phones in the car, said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

    Prosecutor Susan Vessels declined to say how the phones, cash or flight information involved terrorism.

    Abulhassan and Houssaiky admitted buying about 600 phones in recent months at stores in southeast Ohio, said sheriff's Maj. John Winstanley. The men said they sold the phones to someone in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb.

    Investigators going through the car after the pair were pulled over in Marietta, about 90 miles southeast of Columbus, also found a map that showed locations of Wal-Mart stores from Ohio through Kentucky, Tennessee and into North and South Carolina, Vessels said.

    FBI spokesman Mike Brooks in Cincinnati said his office was notified about the arrests and an agent was investigating.

    A message seeking comment was left Wednesday evening with Ray Smith, a public defender who represents Abulhassan. Houssaiky did not yet have an attorney, Vessels said.

    Abulhassan and Houssaiky did not speak at a hearing Wednesday in Marietta Municipal Court in which a judge set their bond at $200,000, Vessels said. Another bond hearing was set for Thursday.

    The charges allege the two laundered between $5,000 and $25,000, Vessels said. A conviction carries a maximum 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    see? racial profiling against michiganders works!

    all those michiganders want to destroy america! they hate america!
  3. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    America! Fuck yeah!
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I don't advocate racial profiling... But have you been through Dearborn, Michigan lately? There's a reason why the only "Arab Museum" in America is located there.
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    They were going to blow up Wal-Marts in Appalachia?!!

    Now there's a high-profile target.
  6. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    all i know is -- they were from michigan and they hate america. everyone from michigan must hate america, then
  7. lono

    lono Active Member

    Everytime a man named Osama tries to get ahead in America, the man has to put him in his place.  ::)

    Seriously ... I'm surprised these guys weren't shipped directly to Gitmo. Wonder how long it takes them to make bail?
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, there may be something to that. I've always been kind of suspicious. They seem a little too chummy with Canada for my tastes.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not true... but it does say volumes about how they feel toward Ohio...
  10. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    No the hell we don't Michigan loves America it's people like those idiots that give the rest of us a bad name.
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Uh, cock ... he was being sarcastic.
  12. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    Who said that they were going to do that.
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