California man sentenced for plotting ISIS-inspired San Francisco attack

Everitt, Aaron Jameson, of Modesto, California, who told undercover agents that he wanted to run a christmas day bombing at a popular San Francisco tourist attraction, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday.

A Northern California tow-truck driver who told undercover agents that he wanted to carry out an ISIS-inspired bomb plot on christmas day in San Francisco’s popular Pier 39, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

U. S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’neill issued the sentence Monday, which came after Everitt Aaron Jameson of Modesto, California, admitted under a plea deal in June that he tried to aid a terrorist organization.

Jameson would have received 40 years in prison.

The 27-year-old planned to attack during conversations with undercover FBI agents, including one he thought with the Islamic State terror group.

Jameson told the undercover fbi agent that he planned to use the pipe bombs to channel victims in a part of Pier 39, so he could shoot. He also offered to provide money to the cause.

Everitt, Aaron Jameson, of Modesto, California, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

In December, by means of an 11-page affidavit, FBI special agent Christopher McKinney claimed that Jameson espoused “radical jihadi beliefs” on social media, such as Fox News previously reported. According to the agent, Jameson “liked” and “loved” ISIS-related social media posts, including one that threatened a Christmas attack in New York City.

McKinney said Jameson attended Marine basic training, “or”, June 2009, and “graduated a few months later.” Jameson trained as a sharpshooter, but was later fired for not disclosing a history of asthma.

Attorney Charles Lee has said that his client had second thoughts, and it does not take steps for the execution of the plot.

The researchers found no bomb-making materials, and three firearms found during the search, the property of his stepfather, and locked up in a place that he could not open.

Jameson was arrested Dec. 22.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a journalist and editor, covering sports, tech, military and geopolitical for He can be reached at

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