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Illinois terror suspect is sentenced to 21 years in prison

September 20, 2016

CHICAGO — A Chicago federal judge has sentenced an Illinois man to 21 years in prison for plotting to attack a U.S. military facility with his cousin.

 

Jonas Edmonds of Aurora was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. His cousin, former Illinois National Guard soldier Hasan Edmonds, is to be sentenced later Tuesday.

 

Prosecutors requested a 30-year sentence for Hasan Edmonds and 21-year prison term for Jonas Edmonds.

 

Prosecutors say Hasan Edmonds planned to travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State fighters. Jonas Edmonds went to Hasan Edmonds' home and collected several National Guard uniforms that he planned to wear as a disguise during an attack at the armory in Joliet, about 45 miles southwest of Chicago.

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