TRAITOR: Texas Man Sentenced For Trying To Join ISIS
A judge sentenced a Texas man Friday to 82 months in prison for attempting to join ISIS.
Michael Todd Wolfe pleaded guilty in June 2014 to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. He confessed that he planned to travel to the Middle East from August 2013 to June 17, 2014 to help out the terrorist organization known for its public beheadings.
“Wolfe previously acknowledged that he applied for and acquired a U.S. passport, participated in physical fitness training, practiced military maneuvers and made efforts to conceal his communications about his plans to travel overseas to engage in violent jihad,” the DOJ said in a statement.
Wolfe allegedly bought airplane tickets to meet someone he believed could help him travel through Turkey to join ISIS in Syria, but who was actually an FBI agent. The DOJ says Wolfe traveled to Houston for a flight that would take him to Europe where he could then travel to Syria.
But the feds intercepted him before he could leave.
This is one of several U.S. residents who’ve been arrested recently by the Department of Justice for attempting to aid the violent terrorist group.
Asher Abid Khan, a 20-year-old man, was charged in May with conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS. Bilal Abood, a different Texas man arrested in May for allegedly supporting ISIS, could get 8 years in prison.
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