New Jersey man faces sentencing in terror plot

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid the Islamic State group faces sentencing.

Alaa Saadeh on Tuesday is due in court in Newark, where he was charged last year along with his brother and two other men, and pleaded guilty in October.

The U.S. attorney’s office says the West New York resident admitted he planned to travel overseas to join the Islamic State group and discussed those plans with his brother and the others.

He also admitted letting his brother buy a plane ticket with his credit card to fly to the Middle East to join the Islamic militant organization. A criminal complaint also alleged he told a friend to lie if questioned by the FBI

Saadeh faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

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