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Samuel Baptiste biography: 13 things about Miami, Florida man

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Samuel Baptiste is a resident of Florida, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Miami, Florida. (a)
  2. Since at least 2013, he used numerous social media accounts to disseminate extremist propaganda, praise attacks conducted or inspired by Al Qaeda and promote travel to Syria for jihad, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (b)
  3. In April 2014, FBI agents observed that he operated his social media accounts praising U.S. designated terrorists Usama bin Laden and Anwar Al-Awlaki and encouraging jihad and referencing becoming a martyr. (b)
  4. On November 6, 2016, he allegedly posted and distributed online documents titled “Instructions: How to Make a Homemade Pipe Bomb,” “Pipe Bombs,” “Improvised Explosive Devices” and “Improvised Munitions Black Book, Volume 1,” with the intent that the information be used for and in furtherance of an activity that constitutes a federal crime of violence. He was accused of trying to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically the  Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). (a)(c)(d)
  5. FBI special agent Timothy J. Dietz filed a criminal complaint against him and his associate Jose Noel, a Haitian citizen also known as Abdul Jabar, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate William C. Turnoff on November 8, 2016. He and Noel were accused of conspiracy to smuggle goods from the U.S. He was also accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm. (e)
  6. On December 1, 2016, an indictment was returned in the Southern District of Florida charging both him and Noel with smuggling goods from the U.S. (b)
  7. On March 31, 2017, he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. (b)
  8. On June 21, 2017, he was sentenced to 80 months in jail. (b)
  9. On August 27, 2018, he had his initial appearance in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres. (a)
  10. On August 29, 2018, the Miami Field Office of the FBI announced that a grand jury sitting in Miami returned an indictment against him, charging him with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, one count of attempting to provide material support to terrorists and four counts of distributing information pertaining to explosives. (a)(d)
  11. On October 22, 2021, he appeared in Miami federal court and pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to terrorists. (c)
  12. He was 29 years old when he pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to terrorists on October 22, 2021. (c)
  13. At 1:30 p.m. on January 5, 2022, he is expected to appear in a sentence hearing before the Honorable Jose E. Martinez in Miami. (c)(d)
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