Seattle Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For ‘Providing Material Support’ To ISIS

A Seattle man who attempted to join the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, has been sentenced  to four years in prison.

  • Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams, 21, was arrested in June of 2021 while he was about to board an international flight to Cairo.
  • According to the Justice Department, Williams was planning on engaging in terrorist acts. He was charged with providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
  • U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour on Tuesday sentenced Williams to four years in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release.
  • According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle, the sentence was far below the 15-year prison term sought by prosecutors.
  • “Mr. Williams persisted in his plans to join a terrorist organization and commit acts of violence, despite intervention from his family, his school, members of his mosque, and from the FBI,” U.S. Attorney Nick Brown said.
  • The judge cited Williams’ “history of mental health difficulties” as his reason for leniency in sentencing.
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