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Detroit Man Arrested and Charged After Attempting to Provide Money to ISIS

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan

DETROIT - A Detroit man was arrested and charged in an indictment with attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a foreign terrorist organization, announced United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison.

Ison was joined in the announcement by Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Charged was Jibreel Pratt, 25.

According to the indictment, Pratt is charged with two counts of attempting to provide currency and monetary instruments to ISIS in March and May 2023, respectively.

The FBI arrested Pratt at his home in Detroit this morning. He will make his initial appearance in U.S. District Court today. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will be asking the Court to hold Pratt in pretrial detention because of his danger to the community and the risk that he will flee.        

“The indictment alleges that the defendant attempted to support and join ISIS, which is one of the most brutal terrorist organizations in the world. These charges reflect our commitment to hold accountable anyone who tries to help terrorists,” said U.S. Attorney Ison. 

“Mr. Pratt allegedly attempted to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization well known for committing violence and human rights violations,” said Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan. “The protection of the American people and our communities remains a top priority for the FBI. Through joint and coordinated efforts by our law enforcement and intelligence partners, and vigilant citizens, we will continue to disrupt plots by those who desire to harm others on behalf of a foreign terrorist organization. I would like to thank our Joint Terrorism Task Force for their work in this investigation and for their steadfast commitment to protecting our nation.”

Based on the charges in the Indictment, Pratt faces up to 20 years in prison for each count if convicted.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerome Gorgon and Douglas Salzenstein.

Updated May 28, 2024

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