Wannabe Terrorist Gets 30 Years

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) — A 25-year-old Anaheim man who tried to travel to the Mideast to join the Islamic State group was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to terrorists.
     A jury convicted Nader Elhuzayel and Muhanad Badawi of terror charges after a two-week trial and just over an hour of deliberations in June.
     The jury also convicted Elhuzayel of 26 counts of bank fraud and Badawi of one count of financial aid fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
     The two men were dumb enough to declare the allegiance to ISIS on social media and to post a video about it on Facebook. They were arrested on May 21, 2015 as Elhuzayel prepared to board a plane at Los Angeles International Airport to fly to Turkey — one way.
     Badawi faces up to 35 years in federal prison at his Oct. 17 sentencing.

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