U.S. Indicts Hizbullah Man

Faouzi Ayoub, 44, is on the FBI’s most wanted list. He has been charged with one count of passport fraud.

Gil Ronen, | updated: 14:20

Fawzi Ayoub
Fawzi Ayoub
FBI

A resident of Michigan has been charged in absentia with using a fake passport in an attempt to get into Israel and conduct a bombing on behalf of Hizbullah. The man, Faouzi Ayoub, 44, is on the FBI's most wanted list of terror suspects, according to the Associated Press

He is still at large. 
 
Ayoub faces one count of passport fraud, according to the indictment that was delivered in August 2009 but was only unsealed in U.S. District Court in Detroit this week.
 
According to federal prosecutors, the Lebanese-born Ayoub used a passport under the name of Frank Mariano Boschi to enter Israel in October 2000. His last known U.S. residence was in southeast Michigan.
 
The indictment says Ayoub was supposed to carry out a bomb attack but apparently does not implicate him in any actual bombing.
The FBI's office in Detroit could not discuss the case Wednesday, AP reported. Nor could it divulge  why the indictment was unsealed at this time.
 
Spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold noted that Ayoub should be considered armed and dangerous and that anyone with information about him should contact their local FBI office, or nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
 
"Future indictments may be handed down as various investigations proceed in connection to other terrorist incidents," the FBI's website said.
 
The FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list is topped by Egyptian Islamic Jihad founder Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Al-Zawahiri has taken the place at the top of the list formerly occupied by Osama Bin Laden – now dead and buried at sea.




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