Maryland man gets 20 years for supporting Islamic State

BALTIMORE – a Maryland man has been sentenced to 20 years ‘ imprisonment for terrorism financing and conspiracy to commit material support to the Islamic State.

The U.S. Department of Justice says Mohamed Elshinawy of the Edgewater suburb promised allegiance to the Islamic State and will receive $8,700 to carry out a future attack on the United States.

The Pittsburgh born Elshinawy was a 7-Eleven employee and newspaper delivery driver when he got on the FBI’s radar.

Researchers say that much of the money that he received came from the a United Kingdom-based electronics company run by Siful Sujan, an ISIS hacker who coordinated anti-surveillance technology and weapons development, and was killed in December 2015, air strikes.

Elshinawy was sentenced Friday by U. S. District Judge Ellen Hollander. The 32-year-old faces 15 years of supervised release.

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