Terrorism Suspect Tried To Have Presiding Judge Killed

A terrorism suspect in jail in Ohio recently tried to arrange to have the United States federal judge in his criminal case killed by an undercover employee.

An inmate in Ohio wanted to seek revenge by devising a plan to have the United States federal judge who presided over his case killed.

Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 37, was initially arrested for providing money to a former Al Qaeda propagandist, who supported violence against the U.S. military in Iraq, according to NBC News.

Mohammad allegedly told another inmate that he wanted to have U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary killed by an unidentified employee he had planned to hire.

The inmate at the Lucas County Corrections Center told the FBI which then exposed Mohammad’s orchestrated attempt to have the judge murdered.

Barbara L. McQuade, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan said, “According to the charges in the indictment, this defendant not only attempted to have a federal judge murdered, but he did so to obstruct justice in a terrorism case against him.”

Along with his terrorism-related charges, Mohammad is now charged with using facilities in murder for hire, attempted first-degree murder, and soliciting a violent crime.

The 37-year-old may serve up to 30 years in prison if convicted of all of the charges against him.

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