RALEIGH — The federal prosecution team that played a role in the investigation, trial and pleas of the Triangle men convicted recently for conspiring to commit terror overseas were honored on Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney General.
Twenty employees were given the "Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security Award." Those honored included law enforcement officers, information technology specialists, FBI agents and assistant U.S. attorneys in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
The investigators and prosecutors were part of the team that saw seven Triangle men Daniel Patrick Boyd, a drywaller from Johnston County, two of his sons and four others either convicted of or pleading guilty to accusations that they provided material support to terrorists and conspired to commit terror overseas and at a U.S. military base.
No acts of violence were carried out before the men were charged.