Ex-police officer convicted of trying to aid Islamic State

Nicholas Young, 38, the first US police officer charged with attempting to support ISIS, has been convicted of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, reports the Associated Press.

Young, a former transit cop with the capital region’s transit system, bought gift cards and gave them to a person he thought was a representative of the Islamic State, but the person was an uncover FBI agent. Young had been under surveillance by the FBI since 2010, and has anti-Semitic and Nazi sympathies in addition to his ISIS ones.

The sentencing will be held on February 28, 2018. Young faces up to 60 years for his crime.

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