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Brothers charged with manufacturing automatic rifles for ISIS
Fishers brothers charged with manufacturing automatic rifles for ISIS
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Two Fishers brothers are facing charges for allegedly manufacturing automatic rifles for ISIS.
Moyad Dannon, 21, and Mahde Dannon, 20, each face one count of attempting to provide material support and resources, including firearms, to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). They also face several firearms-related charges.
Both men were arrested on May 15 and remain in custody.
Court documents say in June 2018, Mahde came up with a “scheme” to deliver guns to a convicted felon who was actually cooperating with the FBI. He then got his brother involved and introduced him to the informant.
Between July and December of 2018, the brothers allegedly sold illegally-obtained guns to the cooperating individual. The Department of Justice says the brothers also started manufacturing untraceable “ghost guns” by purchasing unserialized firearms parts online and assembling those parts into fully-functioning, .223 caliber,semi-automatic rifles, which they sold to the FBI undercover agent.
In February of 2019, the Dannon brothers built one fully-automatic rifle which they provided to the FBI undercover agent, officials say.