Feds freeze terror suspect's bank accounts

September 1, 2009 5:11:24 PM PDT
Federal agents froze nearly $29,000 in two Wachovia bank accounts used by North Carolina terrorism suspect Daniel Patrick Boyd.Court papers released Tuesday show that in early August, agents froze $28,940 in accounts that Boyd could access.

Boyd is charged with plotting international terrorism. Prosecutors claim he was gathering cash to pursue violent jihad oversees.

In recordings of a man that the FBI said was Boyd, he said that banks were the main instruments of the "Kuffar" -Arabic for non-Muslims. But apparently he had no problem with one of America's biggest banks, Wachovia, keeping lots of his money.

In fact, a man identified by the feds as Boyd bragged about robbing Pakistani banks years ago when he lived in that country.

That same voice even advocated robbing American banks as a way to attack the capitalist system and fund violent jihad at the same time.

"Hitting the Wells Fargo trucks and banks, that money is insured," said the alleged voice of Daniel Boyd on May 20, 2009. "They have to pay the people who had that money. Those people don't get hurt."

A separate warrant released Tuesday shows that agents also froze more than $6,000 in the bank account of suspect Hysen Sherifi.

Previous warrants showed that agents seized some $14,000 in cash from the Boyd home. He was arrested last month with two of his sons and four others. An eighth suspect is at large and thought to be in Pakistan.

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