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  • San Bernardino attack suspects shot up to 27 times

    05/25/2017 10:23:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2017 9:39 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino attack in December 2015. The report released by the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office includes the accounts of nearly two dozen law enforcement officers and details how officers identified Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who carried out the attack with high-powered rifles at a health department training event and holiday party in December 2015, and the gunfight that ensued after officers tried to stop the fleeing couple. […] A San Bernardino...
  • Man Who Plotted With San Bernardino Terrorist Expected To Enter Plea

    02/16/2017 8:42:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 02/16/2017
    Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, entered into a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, admitting to one count each of providing material support to terrorists and making false statements in the acquisition of firearms. Marquez will formally acknowledge his crimes during a hearing at 9 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal at the federal courthouse in downtown Riverside. ... Marquez admitted that he was the actual buyer of the two high-capacity semi-automatic rifles that Farook and Malik armed themselves with. He also said he made plans with Farook to commit mass murder at the library or cafeteria...
  • Terrorist’s Sister-in-Law Pleads Guilty to Immigration Fraud

    02/14/2017 10:38:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 14 Feb 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Relative and accomplice connected to San Bernardino attack concocted illegal 'sham marriage' The sister-in-law of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook has pleaded guilty to committing federal immigration fraud in a case that came to light in the months following the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack that killed 14 people and wounded 22 others. The Russian-born Tatiana Farook, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud before U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal. Farook, who married Rizwan’s older brother, Syed Raheel Farook, now faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for her crime. Her husband previously...
  • Wife of man tied to terror attack admits marriage sham [San Bernardino]

    01/26/2017 8:11:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2017 8:44 PM EST | Michael Balsamo
    The wife of a man accused of aiding the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty Thursday in an immigration fraud case and admitted that her marriage was a sham, federal prosecutors said. Mariyah Chernykh admitted that her marriage to Enrique Marquez Jr., the only person charged in connection with the 2015 terror attack, was a sham designed to enable her to obtain legal status in the U.S. after overstaying a visitor visa in 2009, prosecutors said. Marquez is accused of plotting with Syed Rizwan Farook to carry out attacks and with supplying guns used in the attack...
  • San Bernardino shooter’s brother admits immigration fraud

    01/11/2017 6:35:38 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 01/10/17 | Brian Rokos
    Syed Raheel Farook, the older brother of one of the San Bernardino terrorist attackers, admitted Tuesday to conspiring to commit immigration fraud by setting up his Russian sister-in-law in a sham marriage.
  • Brother of San Bernardino shooter guilty in immigration case

    01/11/2017 12:04:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 7:41 PM EST
    The brother of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty Tuesday in an immigration fraud case stemming from the probe into the killings. Syed Raheel Farook entered the plea in federal court in Riverside to one count of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud, the U.S. attorney’s office said. […] Syed Raheel Farook, his wife and Russian sister-in-law were accused last year of conspiring to arrange a fraudulent marriage between the sister-in-law and Enrique Marquez Jr., who is charged with plotting with Syed Rizwan Farook to carry out earlier attacks and with supplying guns used in...
  • Christmas Party May Have Triggered San Bernardino Terror Attack: Police

    12/01/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Dec.1, 2016 | MEGAN CHRISTIE, RHONDA SCHWARTZ, JOSH MARGOLIN and BRIAN ROSS
    Authorities believe the terror attack on Dec. 2, 2015 in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations including a Christmas tree which shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend. Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wife, Pakistani native Tashfeen Malik, objected to the Christmas setting and was upset her husband had to go.Just before the attack, Farook had posed with four fellow county employees in front of a Christmas tree in the conference room. A short time later, 14 people were killed and 22 others injured when...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta lamented that a Muslim, not a white man, named as killer in 2015 massacre

    10/16/2016 1:12:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 16, 2016
    Top Hillary Clinton aides were upset a Muslim man was publicly named as the shooter in a 2015 massacre that left 14 people dead, and a longtime Clinton confidant even expressed regret that the terrorist wasn’t a white man, according to purported emails released by WikiLeaks on Sunday. The emails were part of a trove of messages stolen from the gmail account of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, who has had a long association with the Democratic presidential nominee and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The email chain began on Dec. 2, when digital operative Matt Ortega forwarded a...
  • Family of San Bernardino Shooter Wants Insurance Money

    09/26/2016 8:40:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    KFI 640 ^ | September 25, 2016 | news
    The mother of one of the San Bernardino terrorists has filed new court documents demanding a judge give her the proceeds of two life insurance policies seized by the U.S. government. Rafia Farook argues in the filing she's owed the $275,000 because she is an, "innocent third party beneficiary," of the policies, and had no role in the attack last December that killed 14 and injured 22. . . Farook has also asked the judge to order the government to pay her attorney fees.
  • Fmr DHS Official Philip Haney: Deleted Records Tying Muslims to Terrorism Might Have Stopped Attacks

    06/17/2016 2:55:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 15 June 2016
    former Department of Homeland Security official Philip Haney insisted terrorism in Orlando, FL and San Bernardino, CA might have been prevented had the his former agency not deleted a list he compiled linking some Muslims with terrorism. Haney .. was able to link a mosque where San Bernardino shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik worshiped to a network that tied the mosque where Orlando shooter Omar Mateen worshiped, but under the leadership of resident Barack Obama, that database was deleted. Farook would have been put on the no-fly list and not allowed to travel, or his pending fiancé would have...
  • DHS agent: West blind to 'jihad through immigration' [ Philip Haney ]

    06/07/2016 7:19:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 6/7/2016 | Frank Gaffney
    true goal of supremacist Islam – the establishment of Islamic law, or Shariah, which can be advanced through a variety of prescribed means, including mass migration. ... the pursuit of Islamic law is the true driving force behind the global Islamic movement. ... Jihad .. is simply a means to implement Shariah. .. Haney’s determination to follow the evidence wherever it led created opposition from a politically correct administration that made him the subject of nine investigations. In “See Something, Say Nothing,” he provides an eyewitness account of events inside the Boston Marathon bombing investigation and the Obama administration’s quashing...
  • FBI Heads To San Francisco – Connecting Dots Behind Orlando Terrorist’s Wife Noor Sahi Salman

    06/14/2016 8:38:31 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 65 replies
    Conservative TreeHouse ^ | June 14, 2016 | Sundance
    Finally. It’s taken three days, we’ve been pounding the connections, and now media reports the FBI is in San Francisco to interview Ekbal Zahi. Zahi is the mother of Noor Sahi Salman, terrorist Omar Mateen’s wife. There are very similar circumstances between the events, travels and behaviors of Omar Matten, his wife Noor Salman and the San Bernardino terrorists Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The connections include similar travel (Saudi Arabia), social Islam / Mosque connected relationships, and sham marriages to gain U.S. entry for spouses who become ex-spouses after minimum time for residency retention. In essence, knowledge of -and...
  • Prosecutors say San Bernardino attacker’s friend had ties to group arrested for 2012 terror plot

    06/01/2016 9:57:45 AM PDT · by abb · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2016 | Mark Berman and Adam Goldman
    Federal authorities say they have discovered connections between a friend of the San Bernardino attacker charged with conspiring to carry out other attacks with him and a group of men arrested years earlier in California as part of a different plot. This comes after the FBI had said in the weeks after the Dec. 2 rampage in San Bernardino, Calif., that they found no evidence of any ties between husband-and-wife attackers and a group of men arrested in 2012 and charged with plotting to travel to Afghanistan to kill American soldiers. Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened...
  • Immigration Fraud Linked to San Bernardino Jihadist's Family

    05/03/2016 3:58:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    Immigration Fraud Linked to San Bernardino Jihadist's Family Alleged supplier of material support now also charged with marriage fraud. May 3, 2016 Michael Cutler    The 9/11 Commission came to regard immigration fraud and visa fraud as the key means by which international terrorists enter the United States and embed themselves.  Yet, these issues are seldom, if ever, discussed or reported on by the media or politicians- especially those politicians who are determined to foist a massive legalization program involving unknown millions of illegal aliens on the United States. Immigration fraud and visa fraud have long been of great...
  • 3 Tied to San Bernardino (CA) Gunman Are Indicted

    04/28/2016 6:15:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | IAN LOVETT and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    The investigation into the San Bernardino, CA massacre produced criminal charges on Thursday against the brother of one of the attackers and two other people — not for contributing to the mass shooting, but for their roles in a sham marriage designed to skirt immigration laws. On Dec. 2, Syed Rizwan Farook, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, armed themselves with assault rifles and pipe bombs, and carried out one of the worst terror attacks on American soil, killing 14 people and wounding more than 20 others at a social services center in...
  • Prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

    04/28/2016 11:23:10 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    WRAL/AP ^ | 4/28/2016 | uncredited
    LOS ANGELES — Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The third person arrested is the wife of Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend of Farook's who has been charged for his alleged role in aiding the violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The two women arrested are Russian immigrants. Prosecutors say the three participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy that involved lying under oath to obtain immigration benefits. [snip]
  • FBI paid professional hackers one-time fee to crack San Bernardino iPhone (video at link)

    04/13/2016 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12th, 2016 | By Ellen Nakashima
    The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter. The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped the FBI to crack the iPhone’s four-digit personal identification number without triggering a security feature that would have erased all the data, the individuals said. The researchers, who typically keep a low profile, specialize in hunting for vulnerabilities in software and then in some cases selling them to the U.S. government....
  • FBI defends handling of Apple case after retreat

    03/24/2016 12:34:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Yahoo! Tech ^ | March 24, 2016 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The FBI Thursday defended the handling of its legal battle with Apple over encryption following an abrupt retreat from its bid to force the tech giant to help unlock an attacker's iPhone. FBI director James Comey said his agency only decided to back down from its efforts after it found an outside party that appeared to have the ability to extract data from the handset without Apple's help. Comey made the comments in a statement, which was also posted as a letter to the Wall Street Journal, responding to an editorial critical of the government's handling of...
  • Israeli firm, Cellebrite, helping FBI to open encrypted iPhone

    03/24/2016 1:37:14 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | Wed Mar 23, 2016
    Israel's Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday. If Cellebrite succeeds, then the FBI will no longer need the help of Apple Inc (AAPL.O), the Israeli daily said, citing unnamed industry sources. Cellebrite officials declined to comment on the matter. Apple is engaged in a legal battle with the U.S. Justice Department over a judge's order that it write new software to disable passcode protection on the iPhone used by the...
  • U.S. Says It May Not Need Apple’s Help to Unlock iPhone

    03/21/2016 4:40:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    NYT ^ | 3-21-16 | Katie Benner
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Justice Department moved to cancel a Tuesday hearing over whether Apple should be forced to help investigators break into an iPhone used by a gunman in last year’s San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting, saying it might no longer need Apple’s assistance to extract data from the device. In a new court filing on Monday, Justice Department lawyers wrote that as of Sunday, an outside party had demonstrated a way for the F.B.I. to possibly unlock the phone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino gunmen. “Testing is required to determine whether it is...