FORT MYERS, Fla.- Authorities have arrested a Fort Myers man who served prison time for providing material to terrorism, related to a plot to blow up the Sears Tower, this time for allegedly distributing cocaine.
Authorities have arrested 29-year-old Bursin J. Augustin for distribution of cocaine. If convicted, Augustin faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million.
Bursin was charged by criminal complaint on August 15. According to the complaint, on August 7, Augustin sold approximately 29 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant working with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for $1,200.
Augustin was previously arrested as a member of the Liberty City Seven, in 2006 for conspiracy, and providing material support to terrorism related to a plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. For that offense, he was convicted and sentenced to six years in federal prison, followed by ten years of supervised release.
At the time of this offense, Augustin was on supervised release. He was following released from prison on September 21, 2012.