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Terror plotter from Edgewood who took ISIS money for attack sentenced to 20 years

Terror plotter from Edgewood who took ISIS money for attack sentenced to 20 years

An Edgewood man was sentenced Friday in federal court to 20 years for accepting thousands of dollars from ISIS terrorists overseas to carry out an attack in the United States.

Mohamed Elshinawy, 33, had pleaded guilty in August to receiving money from the terror group in the summer of 2015. FBI agents uncovered Elshinawy’s plotting, interviewed him and kept him under close surveillance. They arrested him that winter.

The case — which touched three continents — is the only known example of the Syrian group sending money to an operative in the United States, and the sentence is among the longest issued in a Maryland terrorism case.

Federal prosecutor Christine Manuelian...

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