Federal prosecutors charge New York man with joining ISIS
by Tim Pearce
Federal prosecutors have charged a New York man with aiding and joining the international terrorist group ISIS.
The Department of Justice filed five charges against Ruslan Maratovich Asainov in a Brooklyn court on Tuesday. Asainov allegedly provided material support for ISIS while receiving training to become a sniper. He is also charged with obstruction of justice.
Asainov was born in Kazakhstan but lived in Brooklyn from 1998 to 2013 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen before allegedly traveling overseas to join ISIS.
The 43-year-old operated under two aliases, "Suleiman Al-Amriki" and "Suleiman Al-Kazakhi," according to the indictment.
Asainov requested nearly $3,000 from a source to purchase a rifle scope in March 2015. He apparently received the money and later sent two photos to the source with him holding a rifle with a scope attached.
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