A Federal Grand jury has indicted Samy Hamzeh on three federal weapon related charges. An indictment is a formal charge or accusation. Two charges are for possessing a machine gun and one charge is for possessing a silencer. Each charge carries up to 10 years in prison. The criminal complaint in the case states that Hamzeh purchased the weapons from two undercover FBI agents on January 25, after which he was immediately arrested. Hamzeh pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors state that the 23-year-old was planning a mass shooting attack at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Milwaukee because Freemasons “are playing the world like a game.” Hamzeh’s defense attorney has begun translating damning audio recordings of Hamzeh detailing his planned attack to undercover FBI agents in Arabic. Prosecutors have already finished their own translation.
What is next? There is a status hearing for Hamzeh scheduled for March 29th to see how far the translating has come.”[Translating is] not an easy task […] especially if you are translating highly sensitive text or audio that is going to lead to something serious,” according to a Wisconsin court interpreter. A date for Hamzeh’s trial has not been set.
Sources consulted: WDJT Milwaukee News, Fox News