- U.S. Attorney's Office
- When he is sentenced on Nov. 10, Fazliddin Kurbanov faces a maximum of 15 years in prison on each of the conspiracy and attempt counts, and 10 years in prison for possession of an unregistered destructive device.
A Boise man convicted Wednesday on terrorism charges faces sentencing Tuesday, Nov. 10.
The charges date back to May 2013, when FBI agents raided the Boise apartment of Fazliddin Kurbanov, 33, after law enforcement said the suspect conspired to use a weapon of mass destruction, made regular shopping trips to purchase bomb-making materials and kept the materials at his residence.
Prosecutors later said that Kurbanov, an Uzbek national, communicated with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated foreign terrorist organization with links to the Taliban. Prosecutors also said that Kurbanov discussed bombing targets with an FBI undercover officer, including military bases in the United States and specifically the West Point Military Academy.
Kurbanov was convicted Aug. 12 following a 20-day trial, in which a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on charges he conspired and attempted to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and possessed an unregistered destructive device.
“[Wednesday's] verdict sends the clear message that where individuals intend to pursue acts of terrorism against the United States—whether in Boise, Idaho, or any other community—they will be brought to justice,” said U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson. “I commend the men and women at every level of law enforcement, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Ada County and Canyon
County sheriff’s offices and the Boise City Police Department, who assisted in this effort.”