- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison followed by 10 years’ parole for attempting to provide material support and resources to terrorists.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas said in a statement that 24-year-old Rahatul Ashikim Khan was sentenced Friday more than a year after pleading guilty to the charges.

Khan tried to recruit an FBI informant to join insurgents fighting in Somalia.

Court records show the Bangladesh-born American also led a group who pledged loyalty to now-deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

A member of the group, 24-year-old Michael Todd Wolfe, was arrested by FBI agents in June 2014 in Houston before boarding a plane to join the Islamic State group. Wolfe was sentenced to 82 months in prison.



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