Enrique Marquez Jr. pleads not guilty to federal terror charges – Los Angeles Times

The man accused of providing two rifles used in the Dec. 2 mass shooting in San Bernardino pleaded not guilty to charges against him in federal court Wednesday.

Enrique Marquez Jr. was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, lying about the rifle purchases, marriage fraud and lying on a visa application.

Marquez was at work during the Dec. 2 attack carried out by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, prosecutors have said in court filings. But he is accused of plotting with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to carry out attacks at Riverside City College and on the 91 Freeway.

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Marquez appeared briefly for an arraignment in federal court in Riverside on Wednesday morning.

He spoke only to answer mostly yes or no questions asked of him by Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym.


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