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US v. Shnewer, Mohamad Ibrahim, et al.
Cherry Hill, NJ

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[DNJ] In May 2007, Mohamed Ibrahim Shnewer and four other defendants were charged with plotting to kill soldiers at the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey. A sixth defendant, Agron Abdullahu, was charged with aiding and abetting the illegal possession of firearms. Five of the defendants lived in Cherry Hill, NJ. One member of the group conducted surveillance at Fort Dix and Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and the U.S. Coast Guard in Philadelphia. The defendants also performed small-arms training at a shooting range in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Abdullahu pleaded guilty to the gun charge of supplying guns to illegal aliens. In April 2009 the four remaining defendants were sentenced to life in prison on charges they plotted to kill members of the U.S. military. The fifth defendant was sentenced to 33 years in prison.

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