USA v. Dhakane, Ahmed Muhammed
San Antonio, TX

Al-Ittihad Al-Islami, Al-Barakat

[WDTX] Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane, a citizen of Somalia, was indicted for lying on his asylum application regarding his association with the al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad Al-Islami (AIAI), both Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). The indictment further alleged that Dhakane failed to disclose to authorities that between 2006 and 2008, he resided in Brazil where he ran a large-scale human smuggling enterprise. In April 2011, Dhakane was sentenced to ten years in prison for making false statements under penalty of perjury on his application for asylum.