United States v. Solomon, Michael, et al.
Minneapolis, MN

Hamas

Michael Robert Solomon and Benjamin Ryan Teeter were charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to Hamas. In late May of 2020, the FBI initiated an investigation into Solomon and Teeter, two members of the "Boogaloo Bois," and a sub-group called the "Boojahideen." During the civil unrest in the Twin Cities following the death of George Floyd, according to a witness, Solomon was openly carrying firearms in a residential neighborhood in Minneapolis. Solomon and Teeter interacted with the witness over the course of several days. The FBI received information about Solomon, Teeter, and other members of the Boogaloo Bois and the Boojahideen through a confidential human source ("CHS"), whom the defendants believed to be a member of Hamas. Solomon and Teeter also expressed their desire to employ themselves as "mercenaries" for Hamas as a means to generate cash for the Boogaloo Bois/Boojahideen movement, including funding for recruitment and purchasing land for a training compound. They shared their ideas about destroying government monuments, raiding the headquarters of a white supremacist organization in North Carolina, and targeting politicians and members of the media, and expressed their ability to manufacture unmarked parts for guns and create unregistered and untraceable weapons, including suppressors.

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