A fourth man is in custody in Norfolk, Virginia, on immigration charges and is being questioned by federal agents in connection with the alleged Brooklyn ISIS conspiracy. He has not been charged in the alleged conspiracy.
On Wednesday, three men from Brooklyn, New York, were arrested and accused of plotting to wage jihad for ISIS. One of the men had offered to kill President Barack Obama if the militants asked him to, authorities said.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn identified the men arrested Wednesday as Abdurasul Juraboev, 24, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, and Abror Habibov, 30. Juraboev and Habibov are Uzbek citizens, and Saidakhmetov is a citizen of Kazakhstan, the prosecutors said.
Juraboev and Saidakhmetov plotted to travel to Turkey and then to Syria to wage jihad, and Habibov helped pay for the plan, the prosecutors said. Saidakhmetov was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport as he tried to board a flight to Istanbul.
“Anyone who threatens our citizens and our allies, here or abroad, will face the full force of American justice,” said Loretta Lynch, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn.
All three were charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS. Each faces up to 15 years in prison.
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