The new charges came after Hillside teen, Adel Daoud, 19, was arrested last September. He was accused of plotting to set off a bomb outside a downtown bar, The Chicago Tribune reports.
Daoud was charged in an indictment Thursday with one count each of solicitation of murder or attempted murder of a federal agent, murder-for-hire, and obstruction of justice.
According to the new indictment, Daoud was introduced to “Individual A” in July 2012. Individual A was an undercover FBI agent posing as a terrorist residing in New York who told Daoud he would supply him with an explosive device to use in a terrorist attack in Chicago.
Daoud learned that Individual A was an FBI agent after he was arrested, but he still “allegedly solicited another person to use physical force to murder or attempt to murder the undercover agent,” prosecutors said.
The charges allege that on Nov. 28, 2012, a person connected to Daoud made a phone call with the intent of committing the murder of Individual A in return for payment. Prosecutors said Daoud wanted Individual A dead to prevent the agent from testifying in court.
Authorities said Daoud had come under FBI scrutiny after posting messages online about killing Americans. FBI analysts posing as terrorists exchanged messages with him and ultimately helped him plan an attack. Daoud was arrested last September after being accused of trying to detonate what he thought was a powerful car bomb outside a bar in Chicago.
Earlier this week U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled that Daoud’s lawyers are not entitled to know if the Daoud investigation has its roots in the spying programs, including any applications for search warrants that are approved by the secret FISA court.
“To the extent the defendant seeks disclosure not only of the fact of FISA surveillance but the actual contents of FISA applications, such information would itself be classified and its disclosure would reveal information to which the defendant plainly is not entitled under FISA’s notice provisions,” prosecutors said in a recent filing cited by the judge in her order.
Daoud’s attorney, Thomas Anthony Durkin, told the judge at a status hearing earlier this week that he has sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee asking it to turn over surveillance documents it has involving the surveillance on Daoud. Durkin said the letter references a public hearing last year in which U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., pointed to Daoud’s case as an example of the spying program successfully stopping a would-be terrorist.