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Member of ‘Boogaloo Bois’ gets 4 years in jail for conspiring to provide material to terrorist group

A North Carolina man who came to the attention of law enforcement following the killing of George Floyd has been sentenced to four years in prison in a US District Court for conspiring to provide material aid to the terrorist group Hamas.

According to the US attorney, Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 24, and co-defendant Michael Robert Solomon, 32, of New Brighton, a member of “Boogaloo Boise,” met in the days following the unrest in the Twin Cities over Floyd’s death. The Office.

Michael Robert Solomon And Benjamin Ryan Teeter
Michael Robert Solomon, 30, of New Brighton, and Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, of Hampstead, NC (courtesy photos)

Teeter of Hampstead, NC pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material aid to a terrorist organization. Solomon was sentenced to three years in prison in March 2022 for his role in the conspiracy.

In late May 2020, officials began an investigation into the Boogaloo Bois, an anti-government extremist group, after learning that some members were discussing violence and were armed during the unrest in Minneapolis.

In June 2020, Teeter and Solomon came into contact with a confidential human source and an undercover agent whom they believed were members of Hamas. On June 28, 2020, the two proposed to assist the group, which by manufacturing firearms noise mitigation, unreliable guns and fully automatic weapons for Hamas. According to the US Attorney’s Office, the two had previously discussed destroying a courthouse in northern Minnesota.

Later, according to the US Attorney’s office, on July 6, 2020, the duo purchased a drill press for the purpose of making suppressors. Teeter admitted that he and Solomon also planned to use it to make suppressors for the members of Boogaloo Bois. They brought the drill press to Solomon’s house and later used it to make five suppressors.

On July 30, 2020, the duo handed over five oppressors to an undercover agent. During that meeting, Teeter and Solomon agreed to produce additional suppressors for the group, in the belief that they would be used against Israeli and American military personnel.

Teeter acknowledged that he and Solomon met again with an undercover agent on August 29, 2020, when he gave the man a 3-D printed “auto seer”, believing it to be used by the terrorist group to complete semi-automatic rifles. way to be changed. Automatic Rifles. At this time, Teeter and Solomon agreed to try and obtain another order of Auto Sears for the group.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, upon his sentencing on Wednesday, the court recognized extensive support for multiple investigations that Teeter provided to the FBI following his apprehension. According to federal officials, Solomon even cooperated after his arrest.

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