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Virginia Man Indicted for “Acts of Terrorism”

Nov 1st, 2012 Current Affairs

A Department of Justice (DOJ) press release reports that Floyd Lee Corkins II was indicted on October 24 on charges pursuant to Washington, D.C.’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. These charges, the press release states, arose from the August 15, 2012 shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council.

According to the DOJ, this is the first time a defendant has been charged with committing an act of terrorism under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which defines terrorism to include actions committed with the intent to “intimidate or coerce a significant portion of the civilian population of the District of Columbia or the United States.” The press release goes on to state:

The superseding indictment incorporates the three previously filed charges [from Corkins’ earlier indictment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia] and adds seven District of Columbia offenses, including one count each of committing an act of terrorism while armed, [and] attempted murder while armed.

You can read the full DOJ press release here.

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