Nader Elhuzayel, 25, is pictured going through security at LAX on May 21, 2015, the day he was arrested in this handout photo. U.S. Attorney's Office (Los Angeles)/Handout via REUTERS
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A would-be ISIS recruit from California was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for his conviction on charges he sought to join the militant group in Syria and committed bank fraud to pay for a plane ticket there, federal prosecutors said.Nader Elhuzayel, 25, was found guilty in June by a U.S. District Court jury in Santa Ana, California, of conspiring and attempting to provide material support, namely himself, to a terrorist organization, and 26 counts of bank fraud.More than 70 individuals have been charged in the United States with trying to travel abroad to enlist with ISIS, with most cases resulting in guilty pleas.Badawi was convicted in a joint trial with Elhuzayel of conspiring with him to support terrorism, aiding and abetting his efforts by purchasing his one-way plane ticket, and a single count of financial aid fraud in connection with the plot.He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 17, and faces up to 15 years in prison for each count relating to providing support for terrorism.
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