Kenyan man pleads guilty in US terrorism support case

AP News
Posted: May 28, 2015 6:26 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A Kenyan man has pleaded guilty in the U.S. to terrorism support charges in a case that involved Internet chat room and other online communications with undercover FBI operatives.

Mohamed Said entered the plea Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to foreign terrorist organizations. A statement signed by Said identifies those groups as al-Shabaab in Africa and extremist organizations operating in Syria, including al-Qaida.

The 27-year-old Said faces a maximum 15-year prison term when he is sentenced Aug. 14. A co-defendant, Gufran Mohammed, is already serving that same 15-year sentence after pleading guilty last year.

Court documents say the case evolved from FBI monitoring of Internet chat rooms frequented by Muslim extremists.