New Jersey man gets 15 years for conspiring to aid ISIL

AP News
Posted: May 10, 2016 1:40 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Alaa Saadeh was charged last year along with his brother and two other men, and pleaded guilty in October.

The U.S. attorney's office says the West New York resident planned to travel overseas to join the Islamic State group and let his brother buy a plane ticket with his credit card to fly there to join the militant organization.

At his sentencing in Newark on Tuesday, Saadeh apologized to the court and said he felt horrible about his actions.

The sentence was the maximum under Saadeh's plea agreement.


This story has been corrected to show that plea agreement calls for maximum 15-year sentence, not 20 years.