Accused of Plotting Terrorism
On July 27, 2009, Hysen Sherifi was arrested and charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad. In May 2013, he was sentenced to life in prison. He was 24 years old at the time of his arrest. He is a native of Kosovo and a legal permanent U.S. resident. He is one of seven men simultaneously arrested near Raleigh, North Carolina on these charges. An eighth man mentioned in the July 22 indictment is believed to be in Pakistan.