Ali Saleh al-Marri
Al-Qaeda Sleeper Agent
On October 29, 2009, in a plea bargain, Ali Saleh al-Marri admitted to being an Al-Qaeda sleeper agent. The AP reported that at the sentencing hearing, he "delivered tearful testimony ... that he was sorry he ever agreed to help Al Qaeda." His 15-year sentence was be reduced by the time he had been detained. On January 18, 2015, he was sent back to Qatar. He was born in Qatar in 1966. He arrived in the USA for graduate school at a university in Peoria, Illinois, the day before 9-11. He came with his wife and five children and with instructions from Kalid Sheikh Mohammed.
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