Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sierra Leon man arrested by the Feds for brokering nuclear material deal with Iran

Accused of smuggling nuclear material hidden in his shoe (Richard Reid, where are you?) Patrick Campbell was arrested in Queens, NY by ICE.  Now awaiting trial, Campbell is accused of trying to broker a deal to sell Iran fissible uranium, thus the sample in his shoe.  Despite all this, Iran has no plans to make nuclear weapons and any claim of such behavior is just "Islamophobic"

From The Times of Israel August 23

US accuses man of brokering uranium deal for Iran
MIAMI — Federal officials in Miami say a man from Sierra Leone has been charged with brokering a uranium deal intended for Iran.
Patrick Campbell was arrested Wednesday in Queens, New York City. The 33-year-old made his initial court appearance Thursday.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations office conducted the investigation.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida, Campbell brokered the supply of goods he knew were destined for supply to Iran. 

The complaint alleges that Campbell travelled to the US from Sierra Leone on Wednesday with a sample of uranium hidden in the soles of his shoes in his luggage.

It’s not known if he has an attorney.

If convicted, Campbell faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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