MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Sentencing continues Tuesday for more Minnesotans who pleaded guilty to terror charges.
Three more defendants will learn their fates, after three others were sentenced Monday in federal court. Two of the three not only pleaded guilty, but delivered key evidence against their former friends.
Abdullahi Yusef was sentenced to time served, a year in a halfway house and 20 years supervised release.
Abdirizak Warsame also testified about the plot, and told 60 Minutes last month the group became hooked on ISIS propaganda videos.
Warsame was sentenced to two-and-a-half years, one year in a halfway house and 20 years supervised release, because the judge was “not convinced that he was not still a jihadist.”
Zachairia Abdurahman pleaded guilty but did not testify for the government. He was facing 15 years in prison but the judge gave him 10 years in prison, one year in a halfway house and 20 years supervised release.
The three defendants scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday face up to 15 years each.
The stiffest sentences are expected Wednesday for the three defendants who went to trial.