Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Woman Pleads Guilty to Providing IS Support; Planned to Go to Syria with Fiance to Assist IS

A 20-year-old Mississippi woman pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to provide support and personnel to a terrorist organization, the USA Today website reports today (March 30, 2016).

Jaelyn Delshaun Young pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge stemming from an FBI investigation into her alleged plans to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group with her fiance, Muhammad Dakhlalla, 23. The couple planned to go to Syria to assist the IS.

As part of the plea agreement, two additional counts of attempting to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization were dismissed. Young can be sentenced up to 20 years in prison and fined up to $250,000 as part of the agreement.

Young and Dakhlalla both pleaded not guilty in December, but Dakhlalla changed his plea to guilty to that court earlier this month.

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