‘Boogaloo Bois’ member sentenced for trying to support Hamas

A self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization in December 2020.

A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office states that 24-year-old Brian Teeter from Hampstead, North Carolina, was sentenced to 48 months in prison and five years of supervised release. His co-defendant, Michael Robert Solomon, pleaded guilty in May 2021 and was sentenced to three years in prison back in March.

Court documents state that the federal investigation of Teeter and Solomon began in May 2020. Both were known to be members of the “Boogaloo Bois” and a sub-group known as the “Boojahideen.” The group is known to embrace violent anti-government sentiments.

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Investigators then used a confidential human source (CHS) to pose as a member of Hamas and meet with both Teeter and Solomon on June 10, 2020. Prosecutors say that Teeter and Solomon proposed assisting Hamas as a means of fulfilling goals of the Boogaloo Bois. The three communicated through encrypted messaging apps about details of the plot.

More meetings took place throughout the summer of 2020 that were documented by investigators. During that time, prosecutors say Teeter and Solomon used a newly purchased drill press to manufacture firearm suppressors that they believed would be used by Hamas militants to fight Israeli and U.S. troops. Court documents state the pair also provided the CHS with a 3D-printed auto sear that can be used to convert a semi-automatic rifle to fully automatic and also agreed to provide more later.

The news release states that the court recognized Teeter provided “extensive assistance to multiple investigations” for the FBI after his arrest.