Feds drop another
workplace violence homeland jihad case and leave it to local authorities. Holder will use the DOJ to aggressively sue local municipalities and force mosques in residential neighborhoods but he runs from actual cases of Islamic jihad plotted against Americans.
via Guilty on weapons charges, murder trial awaits CG bombing suspect – trivalleycentral.com
PHOENIX — A Coolidge man accused of setting off a bomb in the parking lot of the Casa Grande Social Security office last November was found guilty Friday of three weapons and ammunition possession charges.
Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, 48, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 9 in U.S. District Court. Each offense carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A jury returned the guilty verdicts around 4:15 p.m. Friday after deliberating for about an hour. The findings ended the 2 1⁄2-day trial in U.S. District Court. The short trial caught personnel in the U.S. Attorney’s Office by surprise, spokesman Cosme Lopez said.
Aldosary was convicted of two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms and one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. When police searched his home last November, they reported finding guns, ammunition and chemicals that could be used to make a bomb. Aldosary’s attorneys sought to have that information excluded from his trial, but the judge agreed only to not let jurors be told of the bomb incident.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office earlier dismissed charges of malicious damage to federal property by means of explosives and attempted interference with the work of a government agency that had been filed against Aldosary after learning that the Pinal County attorney planned to file charges against Aldosary. He has been charged in Pinal County Superior Court with 14 counts of attempted murder, arson, criminal damage and depositing explosives. The attempted murder counts are related to the 14 people inside the building at the time the bomb exploded.
He’s also charged with first-degree murder in Pinal County Superior Court, in connection with the Nov. 27 shooting death of Orlando Requena of Casa Grande. That shooting occurred at Arizona Grain in Maricopa.
Aldosary has not yet entered pleas to any of the Pinal County charges.
On Monday, Pinal County Attorney’s Office spokesman Jim Knupp said after Aldosary is sentenced on the federal charges, Pinal County will file a motion to bring him to Pinal County for his arraignment, so he can enter pleas in Superior Court. Exactly how soon after the Dec. 9 sentencing that will occur isn’t yet known, Knupp said.
Aldosary has been in custody since his Nov. 30 arrest at his home about an hour-and-a-half after the explosion rocked downtown Casa Grande around 8:30 a.m. No one was injured in the blast, but the Social Security building was damaged by a fire the bomb caused.
Because Aldosary was convicted of a felony in 2008, he is prohibited from owning weapons or ammunition.
He was convicted of aggravated harassment in Maricopa County for sending letters to Hunter Contracting, his former employer, and to people who worked for that company. He pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated harassment and spent two months in jail. But, after he violated his probation in 2009, he was sent to prison for another year.
Last September, Aldosary was charged in Casa Grande Municipal Court with one count of assault and one count of disorderly conduct after a scuffle and argument at a Casa Grande health club. Those charges were later dismissed after his arrest on the federal charges.
Aldosary came to the United States from Iraq in 1997. In 2008, his request for a green card was denied because in 1991 he fought with anti-government forces trying to overthrow former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. He sought a green card a second time, which was never granted.
If fighting to overthrow Hussein prevented him from getting a green card – why was he allowed into the country and why wasn’t he deported?
His 2008 arrests weren’t deemed deportable offenses by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, but after his Nov. 30 arrest, that agency flagged him for a potential review of his status in the U.S.
Remember the days when immigrants feared getting caught breaking the law because they might be deported? Immigration reform should restore that level of fear. This jihadi should never have been let in the U.S. and should have been deported long ago. But of course, authorities are clueless as to his motive:
Investigators say a search of Aldosary’s home turned up documents hidden behind a picture that explained how to build a bomb. Aldosary also sought information on how to create explosive material known as RDX, “considered one of the most powerful of the military high explosives,” according to the initial criminal complaint. “RDX is believed to have been used in many bomb plots, including terrorist plots.”
Police have not disclosed a motive for the bombing.
Will they ever figure it out?
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