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The Latest: Illinois terror suspect sentenced to 30 years

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on an Illinois terrorism case involving two cousins (all times local):

4:55 p.m.

A former Illinois National Guard soldier who pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Hasan Edmonds was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Earlier, his cousin, 30-year-old Jonas Edmonds, received a 21-year prison sentence.

Prosecutors say the 23-year-old Hasan Edmonds planned to travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State fighters. They claimed Jonas Edmonds planned to wear his cousin’s uniform as a disguise during an attack at an armory southwest of Chicago.

Hasan Edmonds pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

In court Tuesday, Jonas Edmonds said he dropped Hasan Edmonds at the airport to travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State fighters. But Jonas Edmonds denied he would have attacked the military armory in Joliet.

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12:35 p.m.

A Chicago federal judge has sentenced an Illinois man to 21 years in prison for plotting to attack a U.S. military facility with his cousin.

Jonas Edmonds of Aurora was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. His cousin, former Illinois National Guard soldier Hasan Edmonds, is to be sentenced later Tuesday.

Prosecutors requested a 30-year sentence for Hasan Edmonds and 21-year prison term for Jonas Edmonds.

Prosecutors say Hasan Edmonds planned to travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State fighters. Jonas Edmonds went to Hasan Edmonds’ home and collected several National Guard uniforms that he planned to wear as a disguise during an attack at the armory in Joliet, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

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8:30 a.m.

A former Illinois National Guard soldier and his cousin are scheduled to be sentenced for plotting to attack a U.S. military facility.

Twenty-three-year-old Hasan Edmonds pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. His cousin, 30-year-old Jonas Edmonds, pleaded guilty to similar charges.

The pair will be sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Prosecutors want a 30-year sentence for Hasan Edmonds and 21-year prison term for Jonas Edmonds.

Prosecutors say Hasan Edmonds planned to travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State fighters. Jonas Edmonds went to Hasan Edmonds’ home and collected several National Guard uniforms that he planned to wear as a disguise during an attack at the armory in Joliet, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

 

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