Bronx News
Dec 13, 2017

BRONX NEWS: Bronx man got ‘terrorist propaganda’ from Chelsea bomber in jail

A Bronx man awaiting trial on accusations he tried to join ISIS now faces additional charges from prosecutors who say he obtained “terrorist propaganda” behind bars from convicted Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi.

Sajmir Alimehmeti has “participated in the receipt and dissemination of terrorist propaganda materials” in federal jail since he was arrested in May 2016, the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office said Dec. 8 in court papers.

Some of the material given to Alimehmeti — who likes to watch sick beheading videos — came from Rahimi, prosecutors said.

Alimehmeti, 24, is awaiting trial on charges he has tried to join ISIS since at least the fall of 2014.

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Rahimi, 29, was found guilty on Oct. 16 of setting off a shrapnel-packed bomb in Chelsea on Sept. 17, 2016, injuring 30 people.

The feds discovered in mid-November that Alimehmeti had a hard drive containing evidence from Rahimi’s case.

Jail staff confiscated it from the alleged ISIS sympathizer’s locker at the law library, where inmates can look at prosecutors’ evidence against them, “often in close proximity to each other.”

Alimehmeti’s lawyer declined to comment.

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