Trial set for ex-cop accused of supporting the Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The first law enforcement officer in the U.S. ever to be charged with terrorism offence is planned for the study.

Jury selection begins Monday afternoon in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, in the case against Nicholas Young, who is a police officer in the region’s Metro system when he was arrested last year in a government sting.

Prosecutors say that Young bought almost $250 in gift cards he intended for the Islamic State of the group, allowing the cards to a person who turned out to be an FBI source.

Young lawyers say the sting amounted to entrapment after their client was under surveillance for six years.

Documents show Young had been under supervision since 2010.

The trial was expected to begin last week, but was delayed when new facts emerged.

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