USA v. Goba, Yahya, et al.
[WDNY] [WDNY] Six Yemeni-American men (also known as the "Lackawanna Six") were indicted on charges of providing material support to a designated terrorist organization. In April 2001, the men decided to travel to an Al Qaeda guesthouse in Kandahar, Afghanistan, then went to an Al Qaeda training camp where they received weapons training. While they were at the camp, bin Laden visited and gave a speech to all the trainees. One of the men, Sahim Alwan, personally met with bin Laden. All the men pleaded guilty to charges of material support and were sentenced to prison terms of seven to ten years. A seventh member of the cell, Jaber Elbaneh, was arrested in Yemen in late 2003. Kamal Derwish, the cell's alleged ringleader, was killed in a CIA missile strike near Magrib, Yemen, in November 2002.
- Decision and Order
- Press Release on Shafal Mosed Plea Agreement
- Press Release on Salim Alwan Sentencing
- Press Release on Yahya Goba Plea Agreement
- Press Release on Mukhtar Al-Bakri Sentencing
- Mukhtar Al-Bakri Plea Agreement
- Joint Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants' Motion to Revoke
- Press Release on Jaber Elbaneh Complaint
- Complaint Re: Mukhtar Al-Bakri
- Complaint Re: Yahya Goba, et al.