RALEIGH, N.C. | Man accused of trying to help militants to stay in prison

29Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina man among the first Americans arrested in an FBI effort to find those eager to join militant fighters in Syria was sentenced Thursday to another two years in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced Basit Sheikh to the maximum term under a guilty plea agreement he struck with prosecutors in August, news outlets reported. Sheikh has spent five years in federal custody since his November 2013 arrest at Raleigh’s airport on his way to the Middle East.

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