- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A North Carolina man accused of trying to recruit people to conduct terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic State group has been found guilty on federal charges in Ohio.

A jury in Akron found 37-year-old Erick Jamal Hendricks guilty Tuesday on charges of conspiracy and attempt to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Hendricks was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2016, on a federal complaint filed in Cleveland.

Authorities say he contacted people over social media trying to recruit them. Authorities also say he told one person his goal was to create a terrorist cell that would conduct attacks in the United States.

A message was left for Hendricks’ attorney.

Hendricks could be sentenced to life in prison. No sentencing date was set.

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