Somali smuggler trial opens in Virginia today

The man accused by the government of helping nearly 300 Somalis enter the US illegally across our Southern Border opens today in Virginia.   The problem is that we don’t know if the feds have found any of those Somalis yet—no illegal Somalis means no evidence!

From the Washington Examiner which has been on this story from day one:

A Virginia man accused of smuggling nearly 300 Somalis into the United States from Kenya is set to go to trial Monday morning in Alexandria’s federal court, but the government’s evidence may be slim if authorities haven’t located any of the illegal immigrants.

The search, first reported by the Washington Examiner, started in early February after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Anthony Joseph Tracy on charges that he helped smuggle the Somalis. The 35-year-old has since been indicted on charges of conspiring with Cuban Embassy officials in Kenya to help the Somalis illegally enter the United States. A separate charge that Tracy lied on a U.S. passport application was filed, but later dropped for lack of evidence, court records show.

ICE Agent Thomas Eyre has testified that authorities are “concerned” about the contact Tracy admitted having with the Somali terrorist organization Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda ally.

Read on.

For our previous posts on the case go here.

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