Sentencing set for man who tried to help Islamic State group

March 8, 2018

FILE – This undated photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, Ohio, shows Aaron Daniels, who is accused of trying to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State group. Federal Judge Edmund Sargus on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, scheduled sentencing to Daniels for April 12. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group is scheduled to be sentenced in April.

Aaron Daniels pleaded guilty last July to a charge accusing him of trying to travel to Libya to join the group.

Authorities allege Daniels wired $250 to an Islamic State group operative in January 2016 and told an undercover informant that he was interested in traveling to commit violence overseas.

The 21-year-old Daniels expressed remorse last year for his actions.

Federal Judge Edmund Sargus on Wednesday scheduled sentencing for April 12.

Daniels faces up to 20 years in prison. A message was left with his attorney seeking comment.

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