According to the indictment, from at least as early as on or about November 18, 2011, and continuing until on or about January 7, 2012, Osmakac attempted to use weapons of mass destruction against persons and property in the United States. Additionally, on January 7, 2012, Osmakac possessed a machine gun without the firearm being registered to him on the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the FBI Tampa Division and the Tampa Joint Terrorism Task Force. It will be prosecuted by United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill and Assistant United States Attorney Sara C. Sweeney, with assistance from Trial Attorney Clement McGovern of the Counterterrorism Section in the Department of Justice’s National Security Division.