- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Raleigh man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid Islamic extremists.

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement Thursday that 22-year-old Akba Jihad Jordan pleaded guilty before a magistrate to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Jordan and his co-defendant, 21-year-old Avin Marsalis Brown, were indicted in April by a federal grand jury. Investigators say Brown and Jordan spoke frequently with an undercover FBI agent about traveling overseas to join certain extremist fighting groups. The two also talked about using weapons against non-Muslims overseas and in the U.S.

The two were arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on March 19.

Brown pleaded guilty to the charge in August and is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 6. No sentencing date has been set for Jordan.

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