Man who admitted to plotting US attacks to be sentenced

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man faces sentencing after pleading guilty to charges that he plotted attacks against a member of the U.S. military and a police station in support of the Islamic State group.

U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett scheduled a hearing for Wednesday for Munir Abdulkader (moo-neer ab-duhl-KAH-der).

Court documents say Abdulkader pleaded guilty to attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, providing material support of a foreign terrorist organization and to a firearms count.

Prosecutors are seeking a 25-year prison sentence. Defense attorneys say similar cases have drawn sentences of 15 years or less.

The 22-year-old West Chester Township man was arrested in May 2015.

Investigators say Abdulkader communicated with an Islamic State member. They say he wanted to behead a military employee and attack a police station.


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