AUSTIN (AP) – A 24-year-old Austin man has been sentenced to 82 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he sought to join the Islamic State group.READ MORE: Mesquite Officer Dies After Shooting Outside Grocery Store
Prosecutors say he planned to travel overseas to participate in violent jihad.
Michael Wolfe, also known as Faruq, will be on probation for five years under the sentence Friday from U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks.READ MORE: Officials React To Mesquite Officer Killed On Duty
He pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
Wolfe was arrested at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport last June. Prosecutors say he ticketed to fly to Toronto, then Iceland and Denmark, and planned to reach Syria to join ISIS.
He’d contacted someone he believed could get him to Syria through Turkey. His contact was an FBI undercover agent.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth ISD Hopes To Hire Teachers 'On The Spot,' Offering Huge Incentives
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