Aaron Travis Daniels, 21, aka Harun Muhammad, aka Abu Yusef of Columbus was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 80 months in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
The court also granted the government’s request to place Daniels under court supervision for the rest of his life.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman of the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, and agencies participating in the Columbus Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) announced the sentence handed down today by Chief U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr.
Documents filed with the court say Daniels met with an ISIS recruiter in December 2015 and sent funds to ISIS in order to “show his worth” to an ISIS recruiter.
JTTF agents arrested Daniels on November 7, 2016, as he attempted to leave Columbus with the intent to join ISIS in Libya.
A federal grand jury indicted him on November 10, 2016. Daniels pleaded guilty on July 6, 2017 to one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
(Aaron Daniels was indicted in Columbus, Ohio after he tried to board a plane to Libya on Monday. Prosecutors charge he planned to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Courtesy of Syracuse .com and YouTube. Posted on Nov 10, 2016.)