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California man pleads guilty to terror count, admits trying to assist al-Qaida

December 27, 2013 - 11:08 AM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles U.S. attorney's office says a California man has admitted attempting to assist al-Qaida and has pleaded guilty to a federal terrorism offence.

Prosecutors say 24-year-old Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen pleaded guilty Friday to one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Officials say Nguyen intended to assist al-Qaida by travelling to Pakistan to provide weapons training to members of the terrorist group.

Nguyen will be sentenced on March 21 and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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