Texas man pleads guilty to trying to aid ISIL

Michael Wolfe faces up to 15 years in prison for his attempted involvement with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Texas man pleads guilty to trying to aid ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Texas man pleaded guilty on Friday of attempting to provide support and resources to a Middle Eastern foreign organization as part of a federal undercover operation, U.S. prosecutors said.

Michael Wolfe, 23, admitted that he planned to travel to the Middle East to provide his services to a foreign organization, namely, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and to engage in violent jihad in Syria, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

He faces up to 15 years in prison for his attempted involvement with the group. No date has been set for a sentencing hearing, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said.

Wolfe purchased a plane ticket to travel to Europe where he was to meet an FBI undercover employee, who Wolfe thought would help him travel to Turkey and then Syria, where he would join ISIL and join the armed conflict.

A lawyer for Wolfe was not immediately available for comment.

In documents filed on Friday at the U.S. federal court in Austin, Wolfe said he knowingly tried to provide support to ISIL.

Wolfe and another Texas man, Rahatul Ashikim Kahn, 23, were arrested this month and faced separate federal charges of attempting to aid the rebels.

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