A federal grand jury has added more charges against two Egyptian college students accused of illegally carrying explosive materials.
A grand jury issued a new indictment Wednesday charging former University of South Florida students Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed with an additional charge of possessing a destructive device, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa said.
According to the indictment, the defendants were discovered near Goose Creek, South Carolina on August 4, 2007 in possession of explosive materials and a destructive device. The FBI later discovered an instructional video recording which defendant Mohamed distributed to the Internet on the making and use of a remote controlled detonation and ignition system. The video demonstrates how to convert a remote-control toy into a detonator for a bomb.
Mohamed also faces new charges of providing material support to terrorists and possessing a pistol and a rifle in violation of visa guidelines.
Count Charge/Maximum Term of Imprisonment
1 Proving material support to terrorism,
Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339A 15 years
2 Distributing information which teaches and demonstrates the making or
use of explosives,
Title 18, United states Code, Section 842(p)(2)(A) 20 years
3 Transporting explosive materials in interstate commerce without the
requisite federal license
Title 18, United States Code, Section 842(a)(3)(A) 10 years
4 Possession of a destructive device without the proper registration
Title 26, United States Code, Section 5861(d) 10 years
5 & 6 Illegal possession of a firearm by a non-immigrant alien, Title
18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(B) 10 years for each count
7 Carrying a destructive device during and in relation to a crime of
Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A) Life