Man gets 15 years for posting bomb-making instructions for terrorists

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Miami, Florida – 29-year-old Samuel Baptiste has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for attempting to support terrorism. The judge ordered that the sentence run consecutive to the 80-month sentence that Baptiste is currently serving for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, in November 2016, Baptiste “provided information on constructing explosive devices to persons he believed were acting on behalf of ISIS.” He shared the information by posting it on internet links and portions of a munitions manual.

Baptiste posted documents online that included “Instructions: How to Make a Homemade Pipe Bomb,” “Pipe Bombs,” “Improvised Explosive Devices” and “Improvised Munitions Black Book, Volume 1.”

On October 22, 2021, Baptiste admitted his conduct and pled guilty to violating 18 U.S.C. 2339A.

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami, announced the sentence.

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