Sentencings set for November for Minnesotans in IS case

Published 10:43 am Friday, September 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge has set sentencing dates in mid-November for eight of the nine men convicted for their roles in a group of Minnesotans who were accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis on Thursday set sentencing for Nov. 16 for Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, Abdirahman Yasin Daud and Guled Ali Omar. A jury found all three guilty June 3 of conspiracy to commit murder overseas. The charge carries a possible life sentence in prison.

Davis also scheduled sentencings for Nov. 14 and 15 for five of the six other defendants who reached plea deals with prosecutors at various points before the trial. Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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