Zacarias Moussaoui

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Zacarias Moussaoui is often referred to as the "20th highjacker" in relation to the events of September 11, 2001.

Moussaoui holds the distinction of being the only person to be charged in the United States in connection with the 9/11 attack. Moussaoui pled guilty to conspiracy "although he was in jail during the attacks." [1]

Moussaoui's Court Case

Indictment in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, December 2001: Zacarias Moussaoui, a/k/a "Shaqil," a/k/a "Abu Khalid al Sahrawi":

  • Conspiracy to Commit Acts of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries, (18 U.S.C. §§ 2332b(a)(2) & (c)), (Count One)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Aircraft Piracy, (49 U.S.C. §§ 46502(a)(1)(A) and (a)(2)(B)), (Count Two)
  • Conspiracy to Destroy Aircraft, (18 U.S.C. §§ 32(a)(7) & 34), (Count Three)
  • Conspiracy to Use Weapons of Mass Destruction, (18 U.S.C. § 2332a(a)), (Count Four)
  • Conspiracy to Murder United States Employees, (18 U.S.C. §§ 1114 & 1117), (Count Five)
  • Conspiracy to Destroy Property, (18 U.S.C. §§ 844(f), (i), (n)) (Count Six)

Also see:

  • Links to all case documents related to USA vs Zacarias Moussaoui at
  • Links to documents related to "United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui aka Shaqil, aka Abu Khalid al Sahraw" at

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