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  • Lackawanna Council Candidate Can Run Despite Felony Conviction (Home of Lackawanna Six)

    08/31/2017 8:30:27 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 6 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | August 31, 2017 | Jane Radlich
    A candidate for Lackawanna City Council with a felony conviction has survived an effort to kick him off the ballot because of his crime. Opponents in Lackawanna's First Ward challenged Mohamed T. Albanna's petition to be on the ballot because of his 11-year-old conviction for illegally sending $5.5 million to Yemen, his native country. The Erie County Board of Election commissioners unanimously rejected two challenges to Albanna's petitions following a hearing. "That kind of blew it out of the sky," said Albanna, owner of AB&S Wholesale on Clinton Street. Albanna was prosecuted under the Patriot Act during an era in...
  • Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC

    07/22/2016 4:46:05 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 78 replies ^ | 7/22/2016 | AP
    HARRISBURG (AP) - Donald Trump will visit Pennsylvania next week in the middle of the Democratic National Convention for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee. State party officials said Trump will visit Lackawanna College in Scranton on Wednesday.
  • Paper: Bush Considered Sending Troops Into New York

    07/24/2009 10:38:47 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 42 replies · 1,645+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 24, 2009
    The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, New York, suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects, the New York Times reported. WASHINGTON - The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, New York, suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have been a nearly unprecedented use of military power within the United States, The New York Times reported. Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush advisers at the time strongly urged that the military be used to apprehend men who were suspected of plotting with...
  • Paper: Bush Considered Sending Troops into Buffalo (But He Didn't)

    07/24/2009 9:02:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies · 913+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/24/2009 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON – The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have been a nearly unprecedented use of military power, The New York Times reported. Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush advisers at the time strongly urged that the military be used to apprehend men who were suspected of plotting with al Qaida, who later became known as the Lackawanna Six, the Times reported on its Web site Friday night. It cited former administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • U.S. gives half of the Lackawanna Six a fresh start

    06/16/2009 12:19:33 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 824+ views
    BUFFALO NEWS ^ | Updated: 06/13/09 07:11 AM | Lou Michael
    Note: Photos included. FOCUS:TERRORISM SNIPPET: "Faysal H. Galab, the first to take a plea deal, received the shortest sentence, seven years, and is now out of federal custody and living in the Detroit area under his own name. Shafal A. Mosed is out of prison and in a federal halfway house in Rochester working as a day laborer. He plans to move back to Lackawanna and rejoin his wife and child in September, according to members of the Yemenite community in Lackawanna. His brother, who refused to speak about Mosed’s upcoming return, pointed out that Galab has managed to succeed...
  • Only American Dead in Yemeni Terrorist Attack was Relative of Lackawanna Six Terrorist

    09/18/2008 12:24:22 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies · 324+ views
    Even though we know yesterday's Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen were targeted at Americans and America, it's ironic that the only American who died was a relative of Jaber El-Baneh, the fugitive seventh member of the Lackawanna Six Al-Qaeda terrorists--homegrown terrorists in Suburban Buffalo. I've written about Jaber El-Baneh--who, in 2005, was allowed to escape a Yemeni prison by Yemeni police and prison guards and who has never faced justice in America for training to foment terrorist attacks on our soil. Mr. El-Baneh trained at the Al-Farooq terrorist training camp run by Osama Bin Laden...
  • One of FBI most wanted appears in Yemen (appeared in a Yemeni court Saturday and then walked free)

    02/23/2008 7:07:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 266+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/08 | Ahmed Al-Haj - ap
    SAN`A, Yemen - A Yemeni-American who is among the FBI's most wanted terrorism suspects appeared in a Yemeni court Saturday and then walked free, an eyewitness said. Jaber Elbaneh, 41, attended a session of the trial for him and 22 others charged in connection with a series of attacks on oil facilities. "He entered the courtroom surrounded by four bodyguards, introduced himself to the judge then he left," an eyewitness said speaking on condition of anonymity because of security concerns. Footage of Elbaneh entering and leaving the court unimpeded also appeared on the Dubai-based pan-Arab satellite channel, al-Arabiya. Security authorities...
  • PA Man Convicted for Attempting to provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    11/15/2007 1:46:44 PM PST · by gandalftb · 7 replies · 158+ views
    COUNTY NC NEWS ^ | November 7, 2007 | Rob Cross
    COUNTY NEWS -- Michael Curtis Reynolds, age 49, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik to a 30-year prison term for attempting to provide material support to Al-Qaeda and other related charges. According to Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin C. Carlson, the evidence at trial established that starting in October 2005, Michael Curtis Reynolds began an attempt to aid a foreign terrorist organization--Al-Qaeda. Reynolds' plan was to help Al-Qaeda units that he believed existed in Canada and this country to make an attempt to destroy fuel pipelines...
  • 3 in custody as raids focus on money trail to Yemen

    12/18/2002 7:01:32 AM PST · by twas · 5 replies · 552+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 12/18 | MICHAEL BEEBE
    Queen City Cigarettes & Candy, a Clinton Street warehouse owned by food broker Mohamed T. Albanna, is one element of investigators' picture of a money-transmitting business that sent large sums to Yemen. A leader of Lackawanna's Yemeni-American community and two other men were in custody today on charges they operated an illegal money-transmitting business that sent funds from Western New York to Yemen. Mohamed T. Albanna, vice president of the American Muslim Council of Western New York and a frequent spokesman for the defendants known as the "Lackawanna Six," appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott on Tuesday after...
  • Terror cell suspect described tense meeting with bin Laden

    01/23/2003 10:30:00 PM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 350+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 1/23/03 | AP
    <p>BUFFALO (AP) — A New York man accused of attending an al-Qaeda training camp recounted his one-on-one meeting with Osama bin Laden in court documents defense attorneys hope will fend off prosecutors' attempts to keep him jailed for failing to disclose the encounter earlier.</p>
  • Second N.Y. Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty

    03/24/2003 11:57:11 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 245+ views
    Reuters | Monday, March 24, 2003 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON
    Second N.Y. Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty By CAROLYN THOMPSON .c The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A second of six Yemeni-American men accused of training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks pleaded guilty Monday to charges he supported al-Qaida. Shafal Mosed, 24, entered the plea to a charge of knowingly and unlawfully providing and attempting to provide material resources to a foreign terrorist organization, namely al-Qaida. Under a plea deal, he agreed to cooperate with investigators. In exchange, prosecutors dropped one charge and agreed to seek a lighter sentence of eight years....
  • A search for answers in the case against the Lackawanna Six (terrorists arrested 5 years ago)

    09/10/2007 3:33:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 416+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 9/09/07 | Mark Sommer
    A search for answers in the case against the Lackawanna SixBy Mark Sommer NEWS BOOK REVIEWER Updated: 09/09/07 6:29 AM The arraignment of the Lackawanna Six attracted national attention. Derek Gee/Buffalo News It was five years ago today that police apprehended the first member of what was quickly dubbed the Lackawanna Six. Headlines blared far beyond Western New York, as news stories raised the specter of homegrown terrorists training with al-Qaida in southern Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden, it would later be revealed, was present, too. President Bush, Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller quickly proclaimed the Lackawanna...
  • Last Of Lackawanna Six in Custody

    05/21/2007 3:51:19 PM PDT · by xcamel · 5 replies · 659+ views
    WHAM ^ | Last Update: May 21, 2007 6:40 PM | staff/ap
    Buffalo, New York - (AP) A Yemen newspaper is reporting that Jaber Elbaneh -- the fugitive associate of the so-called Lackawanna Six -- is in custody in Yemen. Elbaneh is wanted in Buffalo on a charge of providing material support to al-Qaida by attending a training camp in Afghanistan in 2001. Authorities say he attended the camp with members of the Lackawanna Six, but unlike the others, never came back to the United States. He was in custody in a Yemen prison before escaping with more than 20 other prisoners in February 2006. The US has a five million-dollar reward...
  • American-Born Muslims And The Lessons Of The Lackawanna, NY Terrorist Cell

    09/16/2002 10:03:20 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies · 3,203+ views ^ | September 16, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    It´s fair to say that most Americans were shocked to learn that five American-born Muslims were arrested in Lackawanna, New York, accused of aiding and abetting al Qaeda. They are alleged to have traveled to Afghanistan to train in one of Osama bin Laden´s camps and are said to have actually heard him address his terror troops. The lesson here is that, for "true believers", Islam demands total allegiance to the exclusion of all other loyalties. This is why a meeting of Muslims in England last week to celebrate 9-11 included remarks to the effect that they want to see...
  • FBI: American Among Escapees From Yemen (allegedly trained w/"Lackawanna Six")

    02/10/2006 4:17:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 648+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/06 | Carolyn Thompson -ap
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - An American wanted for allegedly training with the "Lackawanna Six" at an al-Qaida camp was among the 23 men who tunneled out of a Yemeni prison last week, the FBI confirmed Friday. Authorities earlier said they believed Jaber Elbaneh, 39, was probably among the escapees, but were not certain because of conflicting information, including a posting by the international police organization Interpol that pictured Elbaneh but described someone else. Elbaneh is charged in Buffalo with providing material support to al-Qaida by attending the al-Farooq training camp run by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan months before the Sept....
  • FBI in Lodi: Abusive or just assertive?

    07/23/2005 7:48:53 AM PDT · by w1andsodidwe · 19 replies · 767+ views
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | Jul 23, 2005 | Jake Armstrong
    They've interviewed people, followed people, arrested people and even, some say, directed planes to fly ceaselessly over the city. There is little doubt the FBI has been a powerful presence in Lodi in the days since the arrest of several local Muslims in what has been termed a terror investigation. Two former Lodi imams were also arrested on immigration charges: Shabbir Ahmed, 35, and Mohammad Adil Khan, 47, and Khan's son, Mohammad Hassan Adil, 19. Adil Khan and his son have agreed to be deported rather than face federal charges. The arrest drew a boisterous legion of media -- and...
  • LTC Joseph Myers to appear on Greg Allen's the Right Balance Tomorrow Friday 1006 EST

    07/14/2005 3:23:05 PM PDT · by Barbarian6 · 233+ views
    He is the author of: "Are Plans in Place if Schools attacked?" "Proliferation Terror Time for a New Deterrence Strategy" "Does al Qaida have nukes?" This program will restream every 2hrs from 1006 EST until Monday morning, listen at your convenience.
  • CA: A tale of two terror probes - Lackawanna and Lodi parallel?

    07/10/2005 8:27:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 399+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/10/05 | Dorothy Korber
    The young men were at loose ends in Lackawanna, a blue-collar town in upstate New York. Restless and curious about their Islamic heritage, they started meeting secretly with a charismatic Muslim fundamentalist who persuaded them to trek to Afghanistan to attend a military training camp. It's a long way from Lackawanna to Lodi, but there are parallels between the New York case and the unfolding federal probe in the San Joaquin County town. --snip-- The seven Lackawanna men headed for Afghanistan in the spring of 2001, according to news accounts of their case. They told their families and friends in...
  • Death at prison investigated

    07/01/2005 6:53:25 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 3 replies · 372+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 7/1/2005 | Josh Brodesky
    Lackawanna County Prison officials are investigating the Wednesday morning death of an inmate who family members say had emphysema and needed to receive oxygen 24 hours a day. About 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, Thomas Ogden, 51, of Archbald, complained to the prison’s medical unit that he was having trouble breathing, said Lackawanna County press secretary Jenine Ikeler. He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital at 8:32 a.m., where he was pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m, Ms. Ikeler said. Mr. Ogden died of pulmonary emboli — blood clots in the pulmonary arteries, said Lackawanna County Coroner Joseph Brennan, who ruled the...