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Minnesota terror suspect gets sentence reduced to 10 years

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota man who recently was convicted for plotting to join the Islamic State group has his jail time reduced from 15 years to 10.

Hamza Ahmed was sentenced earlier this month to consecutive sentences for one count of conspiracy to commit material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one count of financial aid fraud.

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that his sentences should run concurrently, so that the 21-year-old will be locked up for 10 years followed by 20 years of supervised release.

Ahmed was one of nine men from Minnesota’s large Somali community who prosecutors say were part of a group of friends who inspired and recruited each other to the militant group. Some of their friends was for Syria.

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