MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the majority of terrorism defendants in the U.S. who have been sentenced in cases related to the Islamic State group have received the maximum 15 years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota says in a summary filed Friday that it examined Islamic State-related cases nationwide over the last two years.READ MORE: Russell, Towns Lead Wolves To Rare Win At Milwaukee
It found that eight of the 13 defendants who have already been sentenced received the maximum 15 years in prison — or more if sentenced on multiple counts.READ MORE: Whitecaps Jump To 5th Place With 2-0 Win Over Loons
Nine Minnesota men await sentencing for conspiring to support a foreign terrorist organization. No sentencing date has been set. Three of them face a possible life sentence because they also were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder overseas.MORE NEWS: 'We Do Have It Handled': Amazon's Shakopee Fulfillment Center Preps For Holiday Shopping Surge
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