Indiana brothers formally accused of trying to sell weapons to ISIS


WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – A federal grand jury has charged two brothers from Fishers, Indiana on multiple firearms charges and accused them of attempting to support ISIS.

Moyad Dannon, 21, and Mahde Dannon, 20, were indicted on July 2.

They’ve been in federal custody since they were arrested on May 15.

A months-long investigation led by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force led to their indictment.

A criminal complaint alleges that Mahde Dannon hatched a scheme to deliver firearms to a convicted felon in Lake County who was cooperating with the FBI.

At the time, in June 2018, Mahde was awaiting trial on felony theft charges.

In July 2018, Mahde introduced his brother Moyad to the felon, who later introduced the brothers to an undercover FBI agent, according to authorities.

Between July and December 2018, the brothers sold illegally obtained firearms, the FBI said.

During one transaction, the FBI said the Dannon brothers were told that the potential buyer wanted to ship weapons to ISIS. The brothers agreed to that deal and followed through with the manufacture and sale of the weapons, the FBI alleges.

According to authorities, almost immediately after that sale to undercover agents, the brothers were arrested.

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This story was originally published on July 11, 2019

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