Terrorist Plotters Sentenced


July 1, 2011

Three men who plotted to terrorize Americans and the U.S. military are sentenced to 25 years in prison.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: Three men who plotted to terrorize Americans and the U.S. military are sentenced to 25 years in prison. I’m Mollie Halpern of the FBI, and this is “Gotcha.”

The case began when an FBI informant working on an unrelated case was approached by James Cromitie. Case Agent Robert Fuller says…

Robert Fuller: Mr. Cromitie explained to the source his desire to attack Jews, as well as an interest in taking down the planes being used to transport troops and equipment to the war theaters overseas.

Halpern: The Bureau then opened a formal investigation into Cromitie.

Fuller: That gave us the approvals through the attorney general to start further types of investigative tools, to include using digital recorders.

Halpern: Cromitie asked the informant to supply him with explosives and missiles. He and three others planned to bomb synagogues and shoot down military planes. The FBI provided the equipment—but it was fake.

Fuller: All the defendants were arrested after they completed placing the devices.

Halpern: This has been the Bureau’s closed case of the week.
 

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