Ohio man who tried to help Islamic State gets 6 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge has handed down a prison sentence of more than six years for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group.

The 80-month sentence for Aaron Daniels on Friday in Columbus, followed his guilty plea in July last year for an amount accusing him of attempting to travel to Libya to join the group.

The authorities say that Daniels wired $250 to an Islamic State by force in January 2016, and told a secret informant that he was interested in traveling to commit violence abroad.

U. S. District Judge Edmund Sargus ordered life court supervision for Daniels, after he is released from prison.

The 21-year-old Daniels expressed remorse for his actions. His lawyer asked for a sentence of two years, with an indication of Daniels’ mental illness and the recognition that he did wrong.

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