Central Indiana duo accused of trying to help Islamic State

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 4:46 PM
Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 4:46 PM

A federal grand jury has indicted two central Indiana brothers for allegedly attempting to provide guns and other support to the Islamic State.

The Justice Department said Thursday that 21-year-old Moyad Dannon and 20-year-old Mahde Dannon, both of Fishers, also are charged with various firearms offenses.

It says between July and December 2018, the brothers sold several illegally obtained firearms to a person working with the FBI and began to make untraceable "ghost guns" by purchasing unmarked firearms parts online and assembling them into functional .223 caliber, semi-automatic rifles, which they sold to an undercover FBI agent. Prosecutors say the brothers believed the weapons were destined for the Islamic State.

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Moyad Dannon's attorney says he looks forward to seeing the government's evidence. A message was left for Mahde Dannon's attorney.