Orlando Imam Marcus Dwayne Robertson plead guilty to, “…knowingly possess in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce a firearm (.45 caliber) and ammunition, and did knowingly receive a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. Link here to the original Criminal Complaint
Robertson’s lawyer Donald R. West from the Office of the Federal Defender, Orlando, FL concurred with his clients wish to offer a guilty plea on the felony gun charge.
Assistant United States Attorney, Roger B. Handberg, prosecuted the case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office. The Honorable Gregory A. Presnell presided over the “Change of Plea” hearing Case# 6:11-CR-002770GAP-GJK-1 USA v. Marcus Dwayne Robertson.
What was not brought up at the “Change of Plea” hearing wasCase No. 6:11-mj-1380 USA v. Marcus Dwayne Robertson filed on August 24, 2011. This case is a “Notice of Intent to use Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Information (FISA). FISA identifies two categories of potential targets for surveillance. The first category is a foreign power. The Second category are “agents of foreign powers.” FISA has been a productive tool in combating foreign governments intelligence gathering efforts but has since expanded to terrorism related cases involving foreign governments.
A poster at the Internet Hagganah website makes a well researched guess as to why Imam Richardson may have plead guilty to the felony gun charge. (Source)
In Brooklyn, NY during the early 90s, Abu Taubah and a group of young Muslims executed a number of postal office and bank robberies under the direction of Abu Taubah, who used his military expertise to plan the armed robberies. When the young men and a sister were finally apprehended by authorities, Abu Taubah (Dwayne Richardson) turned to a federal witness testifying against the very Muslims he trained to commit crimes.