Former U.S. Marine Sentenced to 15 Years for Aiding ISIS

By Emilie Cochran | August 8, 2018 | 1:11pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) -- Everitt Aaron Jameson, 27, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for providing “material support” to the radical terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS. In addition to the 15 years, Jameson was given supervised release for the rest of his life.

According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Jameson attempted to “provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.”

Jameson pleaded guilty on June 4 after he told undercover federal agents he had planned a bombing and a shooting at San Francisco’s Pier 39. He said “that it was crowded and explosives could be used to funnel people into an area so that he could inflict casualties by shooting people trying to escape.”

ISIS fighters in Iraq.  (YouTube)

Jameson also expressed his support for ISIS online, particularly after the Oct. 31, 2017 terrorist attack in New York City.

“There is no place in the United States for terrorists and terrorist sympathizers who threaten innocent people, and the National Security Division will relentlessly seek to identify them and bring them to justice,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers.

According to the press release, Jameson had joined the Marine Corps but was discharged for failing to disclose his history of asthma. Jameson also told the undercover agent his “time in the military had trained him for combat and war.”

 

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