New York: An American man was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison after trying to recruit FBI informants to the ISIS group in Syria.
Mufid Elfgeeh (32) from Rochester in upstate New York, pleaded guilty in December to attempting to provide material support to the extremists and was described by prosecutors as “one of the first” IS recruiters captured in the United States. Prosecutors on Thursday said Elfgeeh spread IS propaganda on social media, sought funds for extremists and attempted to recruit and send two individuals — both of whom were co-operating with the FBI — to Syria to fight with ISIS.
Prosecutors said he sent ISIS propaganda videos to one would-be fighter, arranged for an English-speaking contact in Iraq to communicate with that person via Facebook and paid $40 to help the individual obtain a passport.
Elfgeeh also bought the pair of FBI informants a laptop and a camera to take to Syria, offered them tips on how to travel without being detected and arranged for a contact overseas to coordinate the logistics of the trip.
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