FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — One of the South Florida men convicted plotting a terrorist attack on the Sears Tower in Chicago has been arrested again, this time on drug charges.
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 29-year-old Burson Augustin tried to sell $1,200 worth of cocaine to a Lee County Sheriff's Office confidential informant. Augustin is charged with cocaine distribution and faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence. Court records did not list a lawyer for him.
Augustin was one of the so-called "Liberty City Seven" charged in a terror plot involving the 108-story Sears Tower, now called the Willis Tower. Five of the men including Augustin were convicted. Augustin's sentence ended in September 2012 but he remained on probation.
Authorities were acted on a tip that Augustin was selling cocaine in the Fort Myers area.