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India citizen in US plead guilty to terrorism conspiracy

This undated photo from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office shows Balwinder Singh, India citizen who received asylum in the united states and lived in northern Nevada until his arrest in December 2013. Singh pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in the U. S. District Court in Reno of conspiring to plot terror strikes in the Punjab region of his own country, on the border with Pakistan. (Washoe County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

(Associated Press)

RENO, Nev. – Federal officials say that India is a citizen who received asylum in the united states and lived in northern Nevada has pleaded guilty for conspiring to plot terror strikes in the Punjab region of his own country, on the border with Pakistan.

Balwinder Singh pleaded guilty Tuesday in U. S. District Court in Reno to conspiracy to commit material support and resources to terrorists.

His plea agreement means that he’ll face no more than 15 years in federal prison.

The announcement was made by the Attorney of the V. S. Daniel G. Bogden in Nevada, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse in Las Vegas and the top of the U.S. Department of Justice, national security, the public prosecutor Mary McCord.

Singh has been in federal custody since his arrest in December 2013, in Reno.

His lawyer, Michael Kennedy, did not immediately respond to messages.

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