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Columbus Man Sentenced For Aiding Islamic State

U.S. Attorney's Office

A federal judge Friday sentenced a Columbus man to more than six years in prison following his conviction for trying to help the Islamic State group. 

The 80-month sentence for 21-year-old Aaron Daniels follows his guilty plea last July to a charge accusing him of attempting to travel to Libya to join the group. Prosecutors say Daniels wired 250 dollars to an Islamic State operative in January 2016 and told an undercover informant that he was interested in traveling to commit violence overseas. The judge also ordered lifetime court supervision after he's released from prison.

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