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Ex-policeman convicted for attempting to aid the Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A jury in suburban Washington has convicted the first police officer charged in the United States with an attempt to the support of the Islamic State.

The U. S. Attorney’s Office, says the 38-year-old Nicholas Young, was Monday sentenced in federal court after a weeklong trial in Virginia.

The young was a police officer for the transit system in the US capital region, when he was arrested last year after the target in a sting operation.

Prosecutors said Young bought gift cards he thought that it would be used by the Islamic State. But the person who he gave the cards to was working for the FBI.

The test showed Young had been under federal supervision since 2010.

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