MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The FBI’s confidential informant will take the stand for the fifth day Tuesday, testifying against three Twin Cities men accused of trying to join ISIS.

Abdirahman Daud, Mohamed Farah and Guled Omar are accused of trying to join the terror organization.

Abdirahman Bashir is the FBI’s informant, who was once charged in the case.

The 20-year-old was on the stand Monday, and under cross-examination by the defense it was said that the FBI paid Bashir $119,000 for his work.

Payments included $25,000 for hotels, $7,000 for a car and $1,000 for a computer.

Bashir also admitted he repeatedly lying to law enforcement because the lies were in his best interest.

Defense attorneys questioned him why the jury should believe him now when he had lied so many times in the past.

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