Minnesota ISIS trial defendant gets sentence reduced

- A federal judge reduced five years from the prison sentence of a Minnesota man who was recently sentenced for attempting to join ISIS.

Earlier this month, Hamza Ahmed was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He received consecutive sentences for one count of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one count of financial aid fraud.

On Tuesday a federal judge that his sentences should run concurrently instead. This ruling shortened Ahmed's prison sentence from 15 to 10 years in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release.

Ahmed was one of nine men sentenced in the case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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