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Queens, NY - Man With Uranium in Shoes Arrested at JFK, Had Plan to Sell to Iran

Published on: August 24, 2013 11:16 PM
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Queens, NY - Federal officials say a man from Sierra Leone has been charged with brokering a uranium deal intended for Iran.

Patrick Campbell was arrested in Queens, N.Y. The 33-year-old made his initial court appearance Thursday.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations office conducted the investigation.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida, Campbell brokered the supply of goods he knew were destined for supply to Iran. The complaint alleges that Campbell travelled to the U.S. from Sierra Leone on Wednesday with a sample of uranium hidden in the soles of his shoes in his luggage.

It’s not known if he has an attorney.

If convicted, Campbell faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.


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 Aug 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM Reb Yid Says:

Why would he take it to the US, of all places, on the way to Iran?

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 01:02 AM H82BL8 Says:

Reply to #1  
Reb Yid Says:

Why would he take it to the US, of all places, on the way to Iran?

Probably because that's what the buyer requested. How come the buyers are always undercover FBI agents??

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 02:19 AM Anonymous Says:

Kindly explain, I am a dummy. Man caught with uranium for making an atom bomb heading towards Iran that is part of the axis of evil, and can get up to 20 years jail. The very dangerous to society man Rubashkin gets 28 years. Vus??

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 05:33 AM Anonymous Says:

for putting the whole world in danger, maybe he will get twenty years - but an innocent and humble man who was framed by a vengeful girl, with no DNA evidence, no polygraph test, just her lies, gets 103 years!

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 08:29 AM Secular Says:

I guess he stepped in it...

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 09:37 AM Secular Says:

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Anonymous Says:

for putting the whole world in danger, maybe he will get twenty years - but an innocent and humble man who was framed by a vengeful girl, with no DNA evidence, no polygraph test, just her lies, gets 103 years!

Enough already !!

Weberman was not innocent by any standards. In halacha the man would get Makkos for being a Chashud al HaArayos, for being continously Meyached with a single girl (a Niddah). Certainly if he touched her or worse.

Second, he did not get 103, his sentence called for 50 years. That is because of multiple counts. You have a similar thing in Halacha, where if someone plows he is Loke 8 sets !! etc. (Makkos 18a)

The Mushchas is not Weberman or Rubashkin, but YOU for excusing their illegal and immoral behavior.

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 01:35 PM hmmmm Says:

The moral of this story is: You can be sitting on a plane , and the person next to you can be talking to you how nice the island of bahamas is. But in reality is a real terrorist.

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