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Warrant: Local terror suspect hid crimes from US officials

Posted March 29, 2011 4:17 p.m. EDT
Updated March 29, 2011 11:02 p.m. EDT

— One of the men accused of being involved in a Triangle-based terrorist cell has a violent past that he didn't disclose when he immigrated to the U.S. more than a decade ago, according to a search warrant unsealed Tuesday.

Anes Subasic is one of nine men charged in 2009 of plotting international terrorism. He is charged with one count each of conspiring to provide resources to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap and injure persons abroad and two counts of unlawful procurement of citizenship.

The latter charges stem from statements the Bosnian native made on U.S. government documents between 1998 and 2003 as he tried to enter the U.S. and later become a naturalized citizen, according to the application for a warrant to search his home in Holly Springs.

Federal authorities obtained information from Bosnian officials alleging that Subasic shot and wounded several people during numerous altercations in the early 1990s, fired 60 rounds into a bar, carjacked someone and rigged his apartment with explosives to prevent law enforcement officers from searching it, according to the search warrant application.

FBI agents took nine bags of evidence, including documents and photos, from Subasic's house during a search last September.

The ringleader of the terrorist group, Daniel Patrick Boyd, pleaded guilty last month and is awaiting sentencing. Subasic and five other defendants are expected to go on trial in September.

An eighth man charged in the case resides in the Balkans country of Kosovo, and the ninth suspect is believed to be in Pakistan.