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Terrorism charges face Galway resident

By Steven Cook
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two men, one of them a Galway resident and a General Electric employee in Schenectady, face federal terrorism-related charges for allegedly concocting a scheme to target “enemies of Israel” with a covert weapon, U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release today.

The alleged operation was uncovered as a result of a lengthy investigation by the Albany FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, an investigation that included providing the two with a device that was rendered inoperable.

Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, of Galway, and Eric J. Feight, 54, of Hudson, each face one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

The complaint against Crawford and Feight is available below.

They are accused of seeking to create a mobile, remotely operated, radiation-emitting device capable of killing targets with a lethal dose of radiation, federal officials said.

The device was designed to work silently. Symptoms wouldn’t show up until days after exposure, officials said.

Officials with General Electric in Schenectady confirmed Crawford was an employee there.

Associated Press material was used for this report

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Crawford Criminal Complaint

 

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