Virginia man charged with supporting IS

WASHINGTON, May 27 (KUNA) — A Woodbridge, Virginia man was formally charged late Thursday with conspiracy to provide material support to the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, a charge for which he could face a maximum of 48 years in prison, the Department of Justice (DoJ) revealed. 26-year-old Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan allegedly “enabled” a man named Joseph Hassan Farrokh to try and fly overseas to join IS between August 2015 and January 2016, the DoJ said in a statement.
“Elhassan’s aiding and abetting” of Farrokh included helping him meet people that would facilitate his flight, driving Farrokh to the airport, and lying to the FBI about Farrokh’s whereabouts and intentions, the statement explained.
There was no indication when the trial would begin. (end) ys.ibi

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