Skip to comments.VA Man Accused Of Illegally Aiding Somalis [272 Somalis]
Posted on 02/23/2010 5:42:34 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Federal authorities have arrested a Virginia man for allegedly helping hundreds of Somalis, possibly including ones with terrorist ties, enter the United States illegally.
Anthony Joseph Tracy, 35, was arrested earlier this month, after admitting to U.S. authorities that he helped about 272 citizens of war-torn Somalia come to the United States illegally, according to documents filed in federal court.
Tracy allegedly set up a business in Kenya, Noor Services Limited, that procured fraudulent Cuban travel visas for Somalis, who would then travel from Kenya to Cuba and, ultimately, to the United States, according to court documents.
He allegedly traveled to Kenya in April 2009 to establish the business, and in the months afterward obtained fraudulent visas for as many as ten Somalis each week, court documents say. He allegedly charged between $100 and $1,000 for the fake documents.
During that same time in Kenya, he told U.S. authorities during a polygraph test earlier this month, an al Qaeda-linked group from Somalia, known as al-Shabaab, approached him for assistance. But, he insisted, he refused to help them, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Nevertheless, three weeks before the polygraph test, on Jan. 15, he sent an email to an unnamed Somali citizen saying, I will be back in Kenya at the end of February, so contact me then and I will assist you inshallah. I helped a lot of Somalis and most are good but there are some who are bad and I leave them to Allah, according to court documents.
Tracy returned to the United States three days after sending that email, and he was interviewed by FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials upon arrival at JFK International Airport in New York.
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“...who would then travel from Kenya to Cuba and, ultimately, to the United States, according to court documents. “
Someone explain to me exactly how that is even possible. Is not travel to and from Cuba one of the most tightly controlled routes in this hemisphere??
This does not make a lot of sense.
Cuba to Mexico and then the border.
from where in VA?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
“Sneaking Somalis Across the Mexican Border”
SNIPPET: “Smuggled in by a guy with connections to al-Shabaab. From the Examiner:
Authorities are searching for 270 Somalis believed to have entered the U.S. illegally with the help of a Virginia man who admitted contacts with an Islamic terrorist group.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said his agency had yet to locate any of the suspected illegal immigrants.”
“Va. man accused of helping smuggle Somalis into U.S.”
By: FREEMAN KLOPOTT
Examiner Staff Writer
February 23, 2010
SNIPPET: “Authorities are searching for 270 Somalis believed to have entered the U.S. illegally with the help of a Virginia man who admitted contacts with an Islamic terrorist group.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said his agency had yet to locate any of the suspected illegal immigrants.
According to an affidavit filed in Alexandria’s federal court, Anthony Joseph Tracy told authorities that he came in contact with the Somali terrorist organization Al-Shabaab, which announced an alliance with al Qaeda earlier this year.
ICE Agent Thomas Eyre testified during a hearing that authorities are “concerned” about the 35-year-old’s dealings with the group.
In an e-mail, Tracy reportedly wrote, “i helped alot of somalis and most are good but there are some who are bad and i leave them to ALLAH,” the affidavit said.”
“Report suspicious activity
Hat Tip: MamaDearest for the update here.
This following news of border security budget cutting.
Federal authorities have arrested a Virginia man for allegedly
helping hundreds of Somalis, possibly including ones with terrorist ties,
enter the United States illegally.
Just helping out the Dubya and Obama administrations...
(Yes, I’m being a bit sarcastic)
The NR article says these 272 Somalis paid up to $30,000 each to
get here (not the typical Somali)...
$30,000 to get a terrorist prospect...or just a parasite that will
bleed the USA through decades of welfare payments, free housing that
would be the envy of most American college/grad students, and free
healthcare (paid for by working Americans that get sucky/none
One Saudi prince/princess that adores Osama bin Laden could fund
hundreds, nay, thousands of these bloodsuckers.
For The Record - The IPT Blog
“Man Gets Probation In Plot To Smuggle Somalis into U.S.”
by IPT News Jun 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm
SNIPPET: “Anthony Joseph Tracy, who confessed to helping 272 Somalis travel illegally to the United States through Cuba last year, has been sentenced to 4 months in prison for his role in the scheme. With credit for time served, Tracy, who is thought to be cooperating with law enforcement, was released from jail June 4 and placed on probation.
Tracy said some of the individuals who approached him were associated with the terror organization al-Shabaab. Prosecutors said Tracy, (who converted to Islam while in prison during the 1990s) failed a lie-detector test when he denied helping members of that Al Qaeda-linked group.
Much of the court record in the case has been sealed or redacted. According to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court February 5, Immigration and Customs Enforcement by (ICE) Special Agent Thomas Eyre, “Tracy stated that he knew that the final destination for the Somalis for whom he obtained visas was the United States, with the visas fraudulently obtained in Kenya being the first step in the process.”
Tracy, an informant for ICE and another unidentified federal agency, has admitted that after fraudulently obtaining the Cuban visas some of the Somalis traveled from Kenya to Dubai to Moscow to Cuba to South America with a goal of entering the United States. American officials have been unable to locate most of the Somalis involved in the fraud scheme and do not know if any have entered the country.”
WASHINGTON EXAMINER.com: "VA. MAN ACCUSED OF HELPING SMUGGLE SOMALIS INTO U.S." by Freeman Klopott (SNIPPET: "Authorities are searching for 270 Somalis..." SNIPPET: "...Anthony Joseph Tracy told authorities that he came in contact with the Somali terrorist organization Al-Shabaab..." SNIPPET: "In an e-mail, Tracy reportedly wrote, "i helped alot of somalis and most are good but there are some who are bad and i leave them to ALLAH," the affidavit said.") (February 23, 2010)
Anthony Tracy is a traitorous loser who should be deported or in jail. So he “cooperates” and then is placed on probation. He should have his ass kicked out of the USA that he apparently hates so much. Maybe nobama will make him the immigration Czar...maybe he already has.