New Mexico Terror Compound Suspects Indicted On Firearm And Conspiracy Charges

Mike Brest | Reporter

All five adults living in the Jihadi compound in the outskirts of New Mexico were indicted on firearm and conspiracy charges on Tuesday after having been arrested by the FBI about two weeks ago. Federal prosecutors have accused the five individuals of training children how to carry out school shootings.

They have been indicted with “conspiring knowingly to provide an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States, possession of firearms and ammunition,” the District of New Mexico’s U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Jany Leveille, 35; Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40; Hujrah Wahhaj, 37; Subhanah Wahhaj, 35; and Lucas Morton, 40, will appear in court on Wednesday for an arraignment and detention hearing. (RELATED: JUDGE IN NEW MEXICO COMPOUND CASE ACCUSES PROSECUTORS OF ANTI-MUSLIM DISCRIMINATION)

“The indictment alleges that, as part of the conspiracy, the defendants transported firearms and ammunition from Georgia to New Mexico in Dec. 2017,” the statement continued. “the defendants established a training camp and firing range in Taos County, where they stored firearms and ammunition and engaged in firearms and tactical training as part of their common plan to prepare for violent attacks on government, military, educational, and financial institutions.”

Leveille is also facing charges as an “alien unlawfully in the United States, with firearms and ammunition.” If convicted of these charges, the Haitian native would face jail time and deportation upon completion of her sentence. All five are facing a statutory penalty of five years in prison if convicted on the conspiracy charge.

Last month, three of the five people had charges against them dropped as a result of a prosecutorial error. They were arrested days later on these charges. (RELATED: After Dropped Charges, FBI Re-Arrests Five ‘Extremist Muslims’ New Mexico Compound Suspects)

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