Four Years In Prison For Seattle Man Who Tried To Join Islamic State Group

SEATTLE (AP) – A 22-year-old Seattle man has been sentenced to four years in prison after being arrested while trying to board a flight to join the Islamic State group last year.

Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he checked in for a flight to Cairo and later pleaded guilty to one count of providing support to a foreign terrorist organization.

U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour on Tuesday imposed a four-year sentence to be followed by 15 years of supervised release.

It was far below the 15-year prison term sought by prosecutors; the judge cited Williams’ “history of mental health difficulties,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said.

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