The U.S Department of Justice has issued a statement on Enrique Marquez Jr., the neighbor of San Bernardino terrorists Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. Farook and Malik slaughtered 14 Americans in a rampage shooting – the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
The DOJ divulged the following information:
Enrique Marquez Jr., 24, of Riverside, California, a longtime friend of Sayed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack, was named today in a federal grand jury indictment that charges him with conspiring with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists.
Marquez was also charged today with two counts of making a false statement in relation to the purchase of two assault rifles that were used in the deadly shooting at the Inland Regional Center (IRC) on Dec. 2, 2015.
The five-count indictment additionally charges Marquez with marriage fraud and making a false statement on immigration paperwork in relation to an alleged sham marriage with a member of Farook’s family.
Marquez Jr.’s falsification of immigration information has implications for the national security debate on how K-1 visas are currently being processed.
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