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Man accused in temple plot moved to Kenosha

Posted: 7:38 AM, Jan 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-27 19:33:03-05
MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man accused in federal court of buying machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple has been moved to another jail in southeastern Wisconsin.
Records show 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh has been moved from the Waukesha County Jail to the Kenosha County Jail. Both facilities contract with the U.S. Marshals Service in holding federal inmates.
 
Court documents say the FBI recorded conversations between Hamzeh and two federal informants talking about an attack on a Masonic temple in Milwaukee. Prosecutors say Hamzeh wanted to travel to the Middle East and kill Israelis but abandoned that plan as unworkable.
Hamzeh is facing federal charges of unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him.