Chicago Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Terror Case

A 29-year-old Chicago man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison on Tuesday for plotting to travel to Somalia and join a terrorist group connected to al-Qaeda, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Shaker Masri, a native U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the Somali group al-Shabaab. Masri first informed an FBI cooperating source about his plan in July 2010 and the FBI source agreed to pay for the trip if he could go along.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman sentenced Masri to 9 years and 10 months in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release, according to the Tribune, which reported the judge took Masri’s age, mental health and stress from his mother’s death into account.