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Elton Simpson

Three years probation on terror-related charge

15 Mar, 2011

Simpson is sentenced to three years of probation. The FBI had claimed that Simpson was traveling to Somalia to engage in “violent jihad.” with the al-Shabaab terror group. After electing to trial by judge rather than jury, Judge Mary H. Murguia finds there isn’t enough evidence to support the FBI’s claim that the travel was related to terrorism. However he is convicted on the lesser charge of making a false statement.