Friday, October 14, 2016

Two Wisc. Men Charged with Trying to Join ISIS; Nabbed in Tex.,Headed to Mexico for Documents

The U.S. Justice Department said today (October 14, 2016) that two Wisconsin men have been charged with attempting to travel overseas to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, according to the Newsmax website.

Jason Michael Ludke, 35, and Yosvany Padylla-Conde, 30, both from Milwaukee, were arrested near San Angelo, Texas, while trying to travel to Mexico where they intended to acquire documents necessary to travel oversees to join the Islamic State, the Justice Department said.

The two men are among numerous people arrested in the United States during the past two years on accusations by authorities of planning to join ISIS, which controls large swaths of territory it seized in Iraq and Syria.

If convicted, the two men face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.

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