Four Convicted In Federal Trial
KRQE-TV, in Albuquerque, reports that Jany Leveille, one of the five people charged in connection with a federal raid on a rural compound north of Taos, N.M., accepted a plea deal nearly one month before the other suspects went to trial. Four of the suspects were convicted and face life in prison in the federal terrorism and kidnapping case that ended earlier this month.
Details of of Leveille’s plea deal were unsealed recently, where it was revealed that there was almost a shootout between suspects and federal agents on the day of the raid.
Leveille, who was considered the compound’s ringleader, pleaded guilty to supporting terrorists and harboring a firearm while illegally in the United States. Two other women, Hujrah Wahhaj and her sister, Subhanah Wahhaj, along with Subhanah’s husband, Lucas Morton, were convicted of kidnapping resulting in death and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Morton and his cousin, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, were also convicted on three related terrorism charges.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj son, Abdul Ghani Wahhaj, who was abducted in Georgia, was found dead of malnourishment and lack of medical attention at the compound. Here’s more.