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SoCal Man Sentenced for Attempt to Aid Al-Qaeda

 
SoCal Man Sentenced for Attempt to Aid Al-Qaeda
Posted Monday, June 30th 2014 @ 3pm  by KFBK News - Kaitlin Lewis

A Garden Grove man who said he wanted to return to jihad because it was what he was born to do has been sentenced to federal prison.

A 25-year-old Southern California man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for attempting to aid al-Qaeda through Facebook.

According to authorities, Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen attempted to connect with the terror organization so that he could train fighters in Pakistan.

Today, a U.S. District Court judge handed down the punishment, also ordering 10 years of supervision when Nguyen is released.

In December, Nguyen pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

His public defender said Monday that Nguyen has a personality disorder. 

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