“The FBI set up a sting where Rios bought what he was told was a stolen handgun and was then immediately placed under arrest.” Watch for the claims of “entrapment” from Islamic supremacist groups. He pled guilty? Pah! That won’t stop them!
“North Carolina man pleads guilty to buying gun for terrorist jihad,” from the Associated Press, May 14:
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man who the FBI says spoke of killing U.S. Army soldiers as part of a personal jihad has pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen firearm.
Erwin Antonio Rios admitted guilt Tuesday in U.S. District Court as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
In an affidavit filed with the court, FBI Special Agent Frank Brostrom said the 19-year-old from Fayetteville holds extremist Islamic views and told a government informant he would like to kill Fort Bragg soldiers.
Authorities said Rios also plotted to travel overseas to commit violence and devised a scheme to commit armed robberies to get money to buy weapons. The FBI set up a sting where Rios bought what he was told was a stolen handgun and was then immediately placed under arrest.