San Bernardino: Enrique Marquez Charged With Providing ‘Material Support To Terrorists’

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Dec 30, 2015 9:39 PM
San Bernardino: Enrique Marquez Charged With Providing ‘Material Support To Terrorists’

Enrique Marquez, friend of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Farook, was officially indicted on terrorism-related charges. He was denied bail and will be arraigned on January 6 (via CNN):

Marquez, who was arrested two weeks ago, also faces two counts of making a false statement when buying two rifles, one count of marriage fraud and one count of making a false statement on immigration paperwork.

Marquez is suspected of buying rifles used by Farook and Farook's wife, Tashfeen Malik, in the December 2 mass shooting that left 14 people dead in the Southern California city. Farook and Malik were killed in a shootout with police a few hours later.

Authorities said Marquez, 24, and Farook, who he met in college, planned terror attacks but never carried one out.

Marquez bought firearms from local stores in late 2011 and early 2012, authorities said. Although he identified himself as the buyer at the time, he actually bought the rifles for Farook as part of their plans to attack a college and a freeway, according to the federal complaint.