Seventh Triangle man convicted in terror plot
Posted June 14, 2012
NEW BERN, N.C. — A federal jury on Thursday found a Holly Springs man guilty of participating in terrorist activities.
Anes Subasic, 35, becomes the seventh member of a Triangle-based terror cell to be convicted. He faces up to life in prison and will be sentenced later.
Jurors deliberated less than a day before finding Subasic guilty of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad.
He was part of a group of eight men who federal investigators say raised money, stockpiled weapons and trained in preparation for jihadist attacks against American military targets and others they deemed enemies of Islam. Seven of them were arrested in July 2009.
The man authorities called the ringleader of the terror cell, Daniel Patrick Boyd, pleaded guilty in February 2011. Authorities delayed sentencing him until others in the group had been tried in order to get him to testify against them.
Boyd's two sons, Dylan and Zakariya, pleaded guilty last summer and were sentenced to eight and nine years in prison, respectively.
Hysen Sherifi, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan and Ziyad Yaghi were convicted in a trial last fall. Sherifi, whose charges included plotting an attack on the Marine base in Quantico, Va., received a 45-year prison sentence, while Yaghi was sentenced to more than 31 years in prison and Hassan received a 15-year sentence.
The eighth member of the group, Jude Kenan Mohammad, has never been arrested. Authorities said they believe he is in Pakistan, although some people have suggested he is dead.
Last September, Subasic, a native of Bosnia, was found guilty of two counts of unlawful procurement of citizenship.