Louisville, KY - Fingerprints In Terror Case Unchecked For Months
Louisville, KY - Court records say that federal authorities unknowingly had evidence linking an Iraqi refugee in the United States with a roadside bomb found in Iraq in 2005.
The FBI had the fingerprints of 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan on file, court records say, after they were lifted from an unexploded bomb. Alwan was admitted into the United States in 2009. The FBI matched the fingerprints to Alwan in January.
Alwan was charged last week with conspiracy to kill a United States national, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 23, is charged in the same plot with attempting to provide material support to terrorists and knowingly transferring, possessing or exporting a device designed or intended to launch or guide a rocket or missile.
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