2nd “Boojahideen” Member Sentenced to Prison: Conspiring & Material Support to Hamas

Editors Note: The following press release is directly from ATF. Regular readers of AmmoLand News know our stance on the unaccountable Federal Agency: No comment. We invite our readers to leave their hard-hitting insights in the comments below.

Michael Solomon, 30, of New Brighton (left) and Benjamin Teeter, 22, of Hampstead, N.C.
Michael Solomon, 30, of New Brighton (left) and Benjamin Teeter, 22, of Hampstead, N.C. (right) have been charged by the Justice Department with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

MINNEAPOLIS – -(AmmoLand.com)-Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 24, of Hampstead, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to provide material support and resources to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization, for use against Israeli and U.S. military personnel overseas, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, in late May of 2020, the FBI initiated an investigation into Teeter and co-defendant Michael Robert Solomon, 32, two members of the “Boogaloo Bois,” and a sub-group called the “Boojahideen.” The Boogaloo Bois are a group of individuals who espouse violent anti-government sentiments.

According to court documents, on June 10, 2020, Teeter and Solomon met with a confidential human source (“CHS”), whom the defendants believed to be a member of Hamas.

During this meeting, Teeter and Solomon proposed assisting Hamas as a means of furthering the goals of the Boogaloo Bois. Throughout the course of the conspiracy, Teeter used encrypted messaging applications to communicate with Solomon and the CHS about various aspects of the conspiracy.

On June 18, 2020, the defendant met with the CHS to discuss the goals of the Boogaloo Bois and identified a courthouse in northern Minnesota that he and Solomon believed was a suitable target for destruction.

On June 28, 2020, Teeter, Solomon, and the CHS, met an undercover employee of the FBI (“UCE”) that Teeter believed was a member of Hamas. During this meeting, Teeter and Solomon proposed manufacturing suppressors, untraceable firearms, and fully automatic firearms for Hamas.

On July 6, 2020, Teeter and Solomon purchased a drill press for the purpose of manufacturing suppressors for Hamas. Teeter admits that he and Solomon had planned to use the drill press to also manufacture suppressors for members of the Boogaloo Bois. Solomon and Teeter brought the drill press to Solomon’s home and later used the drill press to manufacture five suppressors.

On July 30, 2020, Teeter and Solomon delivered the five suppressors to the CHS and UCE believing those devices would be used by the militant wing of Hamas. During that meeting, Teeter and Solomon agreed to manufacture additional suppressors for Hamas believing that the next batch of suppressors would be used against Israeli and U.S. military personnel overseas.

Teeter admitted that he and Solomon again met the UCE on August 29, 2020. During this meeting, the defendants gave the UCE a 3-D printed “auto sear” believing that the auto sear would be used by Hamas to convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic rifles. At this time, Teeter and Solomon agreed to obtain, and did obtain, another order of auto sears for the CHS and the UCE.

Teeter was sentenced earlier today before Senior U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis. In sentencing the defendant, the Court recognized the extensive assistance to multiple investigations that Teeter provided to the FBI following his arrest. On December 16, 2020, Teeter pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Winter and Trial Attorney Jessica Fender of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section prosecuted the case.

St. Paul Field Division


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )

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Stag

The biggest terrorists in this “story” are the FBI and the ATF.

Russn8r

“Almost all ‘terror’ plots are created by the FBI as part of its business model.” -Julian Assange

swmft

I can believe that ,as most seam like poorly written movie plot

jukk0u

and probably were the ‘brains’ behind the plans.

macdog

Absolutely. Judge Roy Bean style of justice for their 3 letter agency instigators/handlers. If they are indeed pals of hamas, put em on bended knee; shove them out the door, they can freefall over the ocean at 500 ft at about 140 knots.

3manfan

Both should’ve been given the Death Penalty.

American Cynic

I’m a Jeffersonian Republican, not anti-govenrment.
If you want to call it baited and setup, or you want to call it entrapment; knock yourselves out.

I am all in favor of finding out just how far violent anarchists are willing to go.

In my book, aiding and abeting terrorist organizations looking to do harm to “Israeli and U.S. military personnel overseas” is a bridge too far.

Rodoeo

So they were likely baited and setup.. go figure.

swmft

It could be same as one in florida where fbi did everything and the people they arrested were all but forced to go along ,we will find out when and if it goes to trial,

Arny

So let me get this straight. Joe Biden left fully auto weapons for the same group. And Obama & Hillary did the same. But now they are so hard up they needed to country boys with a drill press. LMAO

2gats

F atf and their extended families!

stop publishing their pr bs……..instead,

PUBLISH THEIR HOME ADDRESSES WHERE THEY ACTUALLY LIVE and KEEP THEIR FAMILIES AND PETS.

All tax supported parasites should be required to have their home addresses public record

Ope

When will Holder and Obama be charged in Fast & Furious ? Where’s Hunter at ?

swmft

real criminals will never be charged by their henchmen

macdog

Never by our current form of injustice.

Sisu

No pictures of the manufactured components, nor statements that they in fact were usable ?

As written seems another incident of “incitement” and “entrapment” by a federal agent / provocateur.

As well it appears that the two were denied their first unenumerated constitutionally protected right to be stupid.

Cam

Are we going to charge Millie and Biden for the support they gave the taliban by making them the third or fourth best armed military in the world? Heck Biden is probably giving the Ukrainian government all the weapons to bump the Taliban down to 4th or 5th.

swmft

hunter not arrested yet ? just more smoke and mirrors, any of you remember the group in florida?? government lost in court same bs

AZ Lefty

You misplead TRUMP, you know the guy who gave the weapons to the state of Afghanistan and then surrendered to the Taliban knowing the Taliban would take over.

You do sound triggered that we are giving hte Ukraine weapons to fight off your Dictator Putin

Snatchsquatch

You misspelled several things, literally.

Henry Bowman

Did you have to practice for years to become such a doofus, or does it just come natural for you?

Russn8r

Step AWAY from the crack pipe. Your heroes Xiden-Harris-Milley left the weaps behind.

macdog

Lefty likes it too much

Terry

Well, it was good of your heroes Joe and Kameltoe to step in and fix all that shit wasn’t it.