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University of Texas at Austin

Former University of Texas student gets 10 years in prison for aiding terrorists

AUSTIN, Texas More than a year after he pleaded guilty to a charge of aiding overseas terrorists, Rahatul Ashikim Khan, a former University of Texas student, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison. Khan, 24, became the second of two young men convicted in Austin of the rare federal offense after admitting he connected an undercover agent with co-conspirators recruiting jihadi fighters to Somalia. His plea in July followed that of Michael Todd Wolfe, a Houston native, who confessed he had plans to travel to Syria to engage in jihad himself. In a two-hour hearing Friday that revealed the ties between the two cases, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said that although Khan, of Round Rock,...