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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Second Man Sentenced In Plot To Join Islamic State

by Bruce Vielmetti

Federal prosecutors couldn't get a 20-year sentence for a man who really wanted to join the Islamic State, but that didn't stop them from seeking the same sanction for the man's less-culpable follower.

Again, the judge imposed a far less severe sentence — five and a half years.

Yosvany Padilla-Conde (pictured on the right), 32, pleaded guilty in April to helping Jason Ludke travel to Texas in 2016, with plans to then enter Mexico and ultimately go to Syria. Their journey was at the direction of FBI agents posing online as IS recruiters, who arrested the pair near San Angelo.

Padilla-Conde made videos in which he swore allegiance to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and said he planned to travel to the Middle East.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2019/08/07/milwaukee-man-sentenced-helping-friend-try-join-islamic-state/1938056001/