POLITICS
09/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

F.B.I. Fugitive Is Still Licensed To Fly

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $50,000 reward for a Seattle man it says is a domestic terrorist. But that has not kept him from keeping his pilot's license or from trying to sell his airplane online, apparently because the Transportation Security Administration has not compared the F.B.I.'s wanted list with the Federal Aviation Administration's list of licensed pilots.

The pilot, Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, 31, was indicted with 10 other people in January 2006, in Eugene, Ore., on charges that they committed arson, destroyed an electric tower and other acts of domestic terrorism. Credit for those acts and others were claimed by two groups, the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front.

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