SANTA ANA, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — A California man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and supervised release for life for attempting to support Islamic State and lying to get a replacement American passport to join the group in Syria.
Adam Dandach was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana.
Adam Dandach sentenced to 15 years in prison, pleaded guilty to attempting to aid Islamic State. pic.twitter.com/zw5YMEHtky— Greg Lee (@abc7greg) July 25, 2016
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application to get a replacement American passport.
Aug. 10- Adam Dandach, 21,CA, Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS & Lying on app. for Passport in attempt to travel to Syria— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) December 9, 2015
Federal prosecutors sought a 20-year sentence.
The case is one in a series involving young men in states ranging from California to Georgia who have been charged with trying to assist Islamic State and other terrorist groups.
Dandach's lawyer has said his client claimed Islamic State was not a designated terrorist group when he initially planned his trip to Syria to join a charitable aid convoy in 2013.