US Army Air Traffic Controller To Serve 25 Years For Trying To Help ISIS

A Federal prosecutors has revealed that a US Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii will serve 25 years in prison after surrender that he used to provide material to ISIS.

The agent was identified as Ikaika Erik Kang, 35 who used served in Iraq and Afghanistan, found guilty to four counts attempting to provide material support to a definite foreign terrorist organisation, said by US Justice Department said.

It also said that a plea deal with federal prosecutors, he agreed to serve 25 years in prison and then at least 20 years of supervised released.  

The Assistant general for national security John Demers said “Kang swore to defend the United States as a member of our military but betrayed his country by swearing allegiance to ISIS and attempting to provide material support to the foreign organisation.”  

The FBI has mentioned that Ikaika Erik Kang 35 was working as a military air traffic controller based at Schofield Barracks in Oahu when he was arrested in 2017 after an investigation that involved undercover agents and sources who posed as ISIS operatives and sympathizers.

The prosecutors in an statement “ the accused made numerous statements supporting ISIS, talked about wanting to join the group and spoke approvingly about committing acts of violence.”

According the sources The FBI agents who he believed had ISIS connections, giving them secret military documents, commercially purchased small aerial drone, and various items of military-style clothing and gear.   

by Priti on August 31, 2018

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