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Fishers-based brothers charged with providing firearms to ISIS

Two brothers have been indicted on charges that they provided support to ISIS. Moyad Dannon, 21, and Mahde Dannon, 20, both of Fishers, both face multiple firearms charges and one count of attempting to provide material support and resources, including firearms, to ISIS, said U.S. Atty. Josh Minkler.

Both men have been in custody since May 15, when they were arrested, said a news release from the Department of Justice.

The feds believe that in June 2018, Mahde Dannon, who was awaiting trial on felony theft charges in Lake County, Indiana, hatched a scheme to deliver firearms, including stolen firearms, to a convicted felon who was cooperating with the FBI.

The following month, Mahde Dannon introduced his brother Moyad Dannon to the cooperating individual, and the cooperating individual later introduced the Dannon brothers to an undercover FBI agent.

Between July 2018 and December 2018, the Dannon brothers sold a number of illegally-obtained firearms to the cooperating individual. Around the same time period, the Dannon brothers also began to manufacture 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.

They agreed to make many more ghost guns after traveling to the border with Mexico and getting proposal from an undercover agent, who told them the fully automatic guns would be going to ISIS.

The Dannon brothers face a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment on each of the firearms charges, and a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment on the attempt to provide material support to ISIS charge.

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