Central Indiana Duo Accused of Trying to Help Islamic State

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

This undated photo provided by the United States Department of Justice in Indiana shows .223 caliber rifles manufactured by Mahde and Moyad Dannon in Indiana, including six fully-automatic weapons intended for shipment to the Middle East to support ISIS. ( United States Department of Justice via AP)

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.

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, June 11, 2019 that Moyad Dannon and Mahde Dannon, both of Fishers, Ind., also are charged with various firearms offenses. ( United States Department of Justice via AP)

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.

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

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