TAMPA – The FBI says 25-year old Sami Osmakac is a lone-wolf would-be bomber who plotted to blow up Tampa Bay locations including MacDill Air Force Base, Ybor City and Hyde Park bars, and local bridges.
We’re learning new details about the federal case against the Moslem immigrant. According to new court paperwork, the FBI had been keeping tabs on him for more than a year before the terror plot arrest.
Soon they’ll use drones and they’ll be tracking all of us – if they aren’t already.
A court-appointed psychologist has concluded terrorism suspect Sami Osmakac is competent to stand trial, a judge said Thursday.
Sami Osmakac, a naturalized citizen from Kosovo, was arrested last year on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an unregistered machine gun after an undercover sting by the FBI. Authorities said he planned to attack a busy Tampa night spot, then take hostages and demand the release of Muslim prisoners.
Prosecutors asked the court to order an evaluation of Osmakac because he “may be suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him or to communicate with his counsel or assist the defense,” according to U.S. Magistrate Anthony Porcelli’s order.
Porcelli convened a brief hearing Thursday and informed the parties that psychologist Debbie Goldsmith determined Osmakac is competent.
Defense lawyer Ralph Fernandez, who mentioned Osmakac’s “auditory hallucinations,” said he has concerns that his client may not be competent, and he requested a hearing.
Fernandez said he would like to withdraw from the case; he has cited “irreconcilable differences” with Osmakac in court pleadings. Fernandez said another lawyer may enter the case, allowing him to withdraw.
The jihad-wannabe’s previous lawyers also quit after Muslim terror suspect’s family threatened them.