FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Federal authorities say an 18-year-old Texas man has pleaded guilty to recruiting fighters on behalf of a Pakistan-based terrorist group.
Prosecutors say Michael Kyle Sewell entered a guilty plea in federal court Wednesday to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?
Sewell admitted to trying to recruit another person to join Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant group behind a 2008 attack in India’s financial capital of Mumbai that killed 166 people.READ MORE: University Park Police Make Second Arrest In Man's Murder
Prosecutors say Sewell put the person in contact with someone he thought would facilitate joining Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan but was, in fact, an undercover FBI agent.MORE NEWS: Cat Rescued From Busy Fort Worth Freeway Gets Unique Name
Sewell is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 12. He could face up to 20 years in prison.