5 former New Mexico compound tenants, the place youngsters have been found in filth, dealing with new costs
LEGGETT IS HERE TO BREAK IT DOWN FOR US. SHELLYE: FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEEN GATHERING INFORMATION TO BUILD A CASE AGAINST THESE FIVE AND NOW, A GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED THEM ON FEDERAL TERRORISM CHARGES. OTHER STATES HAVE EXPERIENCED CASES LIKE THIS, BUT NEVER NEW MEXICO. THESE CHARGES WERE JUST FILED AND THE FACT THAT THE CHARGES ARE TERRORISM CHARGES THAT WE JUST HAVEN’T SEEN HERE BEFORE. SHELLYE: FIVE MEN AND WOMEN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND INSTITUTIONS. THIS ALL STEMMING FROM THE SEARCH FOR A DISABLED THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS KIDNAPPED FROM GEORGIA. AND THE DISCOVERY OF 11 CHILDREN LIVING IN HORRIBLE CONDITIONS ON A MAKESHIFT COMPOUND IN AMALIA, NEW MEXICO. THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL FACING A LONG, LONG TIME IN A FEDERAL PENITENTIARY. I MEAN, THESE ARE NOT MINOR WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES. THESE ARE THE MOST SERIOUS TYPES OF CRIMES THAT CAN BE CHARGED IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM. SHELLYE: THOSE KIDS ARE NOW IN CYFD CUSTODY. THE SUSPECTS, IN FEDERAL CUSTODY. THEY ARE ALL LOOKING AT A LOT OF TIME BEHIND BARS IF THEY ARE CONVICTED. SHELLYE: THE NEW INDICTMENT INCLUDES THE CHARGES FROM THE ORIGINAL INDICTMENT FROM 2018. ON TOP OF THE TERRORISM CHARGES. FOUR OF THE FIVE SUSPECTS ARE ALSO FACING KIDNAPPING RESULTING IN A CHILD’S DEATH. OUR KOAT LEGAL EXPERT SAYS IT WOULD NOT BE A SURPRISE IF MORE INDICTMENTS COME IN THE NEAR FUTURE. OFF I SUSPECT ARE EXPECTED IN
5 former New Mexico compound tenants, the place youngsters have been discovered in filth, dealing with new costs
Federal authorities say 5 former residents of a New Mexico compound have been indicted on expenses of conspiring to attack U.S. regulation enforcement officers and staff.The fees in a superseding indictment Wednesday accuse the 2 males in the group – Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Lucas Morton – of setting up a firing vary on the Taos County compound to coach others for attacks that by no means occurred.The lads and three ladies dwelling at the website have been arrested following an August raid that led to the discovery of 11 hungry youngsters dwelling in filth.Authorities had been looking for Wahhaj’s son, who authorities say had medical issues earlier than he was kidnapped from his mom in Georgia and taken by the group to New Mexico. He later died at the compound.
Federal authorities say 5 former residents of a New Mexico compound have been indicted on costs of conspiring to…