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Unmasked: Meet The FBI’s Bridge Bomb Plot Snitch

Posted By yihan On May 3, 2012 @ 10:58 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

The Smoking Gun [1]
Thursday, May 3, 2012

The paid informant who helped orchestrate the FBI sting that resulted in the arrest of five anarchists for allegedly plotting to blow up an Ohio bridge is a convicted felon who was arrested on bad check and theft charges in the midst of his cooperation with federal investigators, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Unmasked: Meet The FBIs Bridge Bomb Plot Snitch shaquilleazircorrections

Shaquille Azir, 39, was named in a pair of felony indictments filed in January in Cuyahoga County, according to court records. Azir, who TSG has identified as the informant in the federal bombing case, is accused in the indictments of passing bad checks onJuly 25, 2011 [2] andDecember 22, 2011 [3].

Azir, pictured in the mug shot at right, “has been working as a source for the FBI since July 20, 2011,” according to the U.S. District Court complaint filed yesterday [4] against the alleged bomb plotters. Wearing a body recorder, Azir captured the five self-styled anarchists plotting to use C-4 explosive to take down a Cleveland-area bridge.

Azir arranged for the purchase of the C-4 from an undercover FBI agent. He also fronted the alleged conspirators money for the buy of the material, which had been rendered inert by federal investigators. If the bombing case goes to trial, defense lawyers will certainly portray the 6’ 5”, 350-pound Azir as the plot’s instigator, a snitch who pocketed the FBI’s money to help entrap the five defendants, who range in age from 20 to 35.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] The Smoking Gun: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/fbi-informant-shaquille-azir-756123

[2] July 25, 2011: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/shaquille-azir-arrests?page=0

[3] December 22, 2011: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/shaquille-azir-arrests?page=2

[4] complaint filed yesterday: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/shaquille-azir-arrests?page=3

[5] Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitch: http://www.prisonplanet.com/producer-of-anti-islam-film-was-fed-snitch.html

[6] The FBI Informant and the Bronx Bomb Plot: Village Voice: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-fbi-informant-and-the-bronx-bomb-plot-village-voice.html

[7] FBI Arrests “Anarchists” in Cleveland Bomb Plot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-arrests-%e2%80%9canarchists%e2%80%9d-in-cleveland-bomb-plot.html

[8] Synagogue Bomb Plot Directed by Federal Provocateur: http://www.prisonplanet.com/synagogue-bomb-plot-directed-by-federal-provocateur.html

[9] Questions over US role in probe of airline bomb plot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/questions-over-us-role-in-probe-of-airline-bomb-plot.html

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