Last of Nine Men Sentenced to 35-Years in Islamic State Case
MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge has handed down a 35-year prison term for the last of nine Minnesota men sentenced for plotting to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group.
U.S. District Judge Michael Davis told 22-year-old Guled Omar he didn't believe his tearful apologies. However, the 35-year sentence was less than the 40 years prosecutors sought.
Two other members of what Davis calls a "terrorist cell" were sentenced earlier Wednesday to 30 years in prison apiece. A jury convicted all three in June of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder outside the U.S.
Six other defendants, who pleaded guilty, were sentenced Monday and Tuesday to terms ranging from time served to 15 years, with long terms of supervised release.