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New York City ISIS Supporter Seen As 'Ticking Time Bomb' Gets Decades In Prison

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New York City ISIS Supporter Seen As 'Ticking Time Bomb' Gets Decades In Prison

By Bradford Betz

A U.S. citizen who kept an Islamic State flag and a cache of weapons in his New York City apartment was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing material support to the terrorist group, the Justice Department announced.

Sajmir Alimehmeti, a 26-year-old Albanian turned U.S. citizen, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who called him a "ticking time bomb." He called the Bronx man's conduct "terrifying."

In February 2018, Alimehmeti admitted providing material support to the group.

Alimehmeti, a onetime plumbing assistant who had studied funeral services, was arrested in May 2016 on evidence assembled over eight months by two undercover New York City police officers and an undercover FBI employee posing as ISIS recruits.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-city-isis-bronx-ticking-time-bomb-prison