For Immediate Release: December 30, 2016
Contact: Mia Garcia (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov
Arizona Man Indicted
Accused of Supporting a Foreign Terrorist Organization
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Derrick Thompson AKA Abu Talib Al-Amriki on charges related to supporting a foreign terrorist organization. Thompson, 30, is charged with Participating in a Criminal Syndicate, Assisting a Criminal Syndicate, and Attempted Misconduct Involving Weapons.
From January 2015 to December 2016, Thompson allegedly solicited, incited, or induced others to promote or further the criminal objectives of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Thompson is also alleged to have knowingly attempted to possess a deadly weapon while being a prohibited possessor.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Phoenix Field Office.
All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Assistant Arizona Attorneys General Blaine Gadow and Scott Blake are prosecuting this case.
For a copy of the indictment, CLICK HERE.