A North Carolina man named Daniel Patrick Boyd has been charged along with six of his alleged recruits with conspiring to support terrorism and traveling overseas to participate in "violent jihad."
The indictment said Boyd, a U.S. citizen, trained in Afghanistan and fought there between 1989 and 1992 against the Soviet Union before returning to the United States.
Court documents charged that Boyd, 39, also known as 'Saifullah,' encouraged others to engage in jihad.
Two of Daniel Patrick Boyd's sons have also been charged: Zakariya Boyd, 20 and Dylan Boyd, 22.
Others named in the indictment are Anes Subasic, 33; Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22; and Ziyad Yaghi, 21.