A Utah man pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to potential ISIS members he believed were planning a terror attack, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Murat Suljovic, 23, admitted to corresponding with a person he thought was a follower of ISIS while living in Salt Lake City, according to the DOJ. Suljovic thought this person, referred to as “Person A,” was interested in carrying out an attack on behalf of ISIS along with a “Person B.”
Suljovic said he pretended to be an ISIS leader online and believed that he convinced Person A and Person B of his leadership position, according to the DOJ. Suljovic gave Person A and Person B advice on how and when to plan a potential terror attack.
23-year-old Utah man pleads guilty to pretending to be ISIS leader, sending attack planning materials to followers.https://t.co/UO85n40KGO
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Suljovic admitted to providing a video tutorial on bomb-making to Person A so that they could disseminate the information as training material for Person B to execute an attack, according to the DOJ. (RELATED: Oregon Man Charged With Conspiring To Support ISIS For Over