Virginia Teen Pleads Guilty to Helping ISIS

     (CN) – A Virginia teenager pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he conspired to help Islamic State militants, the Justice Department announced.
     Ali Amin, of Manassas, Virginia, used social media to provide instructions on how to use the virtual currency Bitcoin to send funds to militants, and he helped another Virginia resident, Reza Niknejad, travel to Syria in January to join the group, prosecutors said.
     As part of the plea agreement, Amin admitted to using Twitter to provide advice, encouragement and resources to Islamic State and its supporters.
     With his guilty plea, Amin now faces up to 15 years in prison.
     Reza Neknejed was charges Thursday with conspiring to help terrorists.

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