USA v. Marquez, Enrique
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL); Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
[CDCA] Enrique Marquez of Riverside, California, a longtime friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack, was charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists based upon his role in terrorist plotting with Farook in 2011 and 2012, the unlawful purchase of the two assault rifles used in the deadly shooting two weeks ago and defrauding immigration authorities by entering into a sham marriage with a member of Farook's family. Marquez was later indicted on charges of conspiring with shooter in San Bernardino terrorist attack to provide material support to terrorists. He was also charged with being "straw purchaser" of two assault rifles that were used in the attack that killed 14 people. In February 2017, Marquez agreed to plead guilty to plotting violent attacks and buying firearms for San Bernardino shooter, Syed Farook.