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Tag: The Newburgh Sting

Documentary, ‘Newburgh Sting,’ Explores Whether FBI Went Too Far in Prosecuting Men for Terrorism

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A new documentary, “The Newburgh Sting,” chronicles the story of four New York men who were snared by the FBI in a terrorism scheme, the New York Daily News reports.

The film, which airs today on HBO, tells the story of four Muslim converts who joined an FBI-fabricated plot to bomb synagogues in the Bronx and shoot military planes from the sky.

The filmmakers question the FBI’s decision to create a plot and get the struggling men to go along with it.

The men received 25 years in prison.

“This case is often cited as an example of entrapment, but in making this film, I’ve come to believe it was something much, much worse,”producer David Heilbroner said.

“The FBI committed a fraud on Congress and the American people by taking our tax dollars and creating a terrorist threat that, without the FBI, never would have existed at all,” he added.