Light Sentences For 2 Men Who Cooperated In ISIS CaseTwo men who cooperated with authorities investigating a Minnesota-based conspiracy to join the Islamic State group in Syria were rewarded with light sentences Monday, but a third who chose not to help prosecutors got a 10-year sentence from a federal judge who still cut him a break partly because his parents have become active in the campaign against terrorist recruiting within the state's large Somali community.
FBI Informant Named During Guilty Plea In Terror TrialAnother Minnesota man has admitted he was part of a plot to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 20, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group — specifically ISIS.
Man Expected To Plead Guilty To Terror ChargesOne of the Minnesota men accused of planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS is expected to plead guilty to terror charges. Federal court records show that change of plea notice was filed for Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman.
Minn. Men Accused Of Using Federal Student Loan Money To Join ISISFederal authorities announced Tuesday a superseding indictment charging a total of seven Minnesota men with conspiring to help the Islamic State.
Defenders Of Minn. Men Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Claim EntrapmentDefenders of some Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS say the FBI entrapped them. The government charged four men and two of their friends with trying to go overseas: Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21; Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19; Abdurahman Yasin Daud, 21; Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20.