Undercover FBI Agent Poses As White Supremacist To Nab Would-Be Family Kidnapper
A Bucks County, Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 60 months in prison today for trying to hire someone he thought was a white supremacist to kidnap a New Jersey woman and her child.
U.S.Attorney Paul Fishman says according to documents filed in the case and statements made in court Jayen Patel reached out to an FBI agent acting in an undercover capacity (“the UC”) through an Internet-based social networking site. As the relationship between the UC and Patel developed, Patel identified a woman and her daughter, whom he wished to have kidnapped, claiming that the child’s father wanted custody of the child. Patel’s plan involved forcing the woman to do things ‘to make her loose [sic] custody of her child.’
Patel indicated that if the UC – whom he thought was a white supremacist – and his associates aided in the abduction, they would be paid from money they obtained from the victim and they would all share as a slave following her abduction.
Patel admits he gave instructions to separate the child from her mother, to restrain the mother with handcuffs, and to knock the mother unconscious with a handgun if she resisted. Patel also provided the victims’ names and address, urging the UC to conduct surveillance on the victims to determine their schedules and how many people lived in the residence.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Freda Wolfson sentenced Patel to three years of supervised release and fined him $1,000.