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American Man Pleads Guilty To Posing as ISIS Leader To Help Plan Islamist Attack

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A Utah man pleaded guilty to providing material support to potential Islamic State extremists he believed were planning a terror attack, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Murat Suljovic, 23, admitted to corresponding with a person he thought was a member of ISIS while living in Salt Lake City, according to a Justice Department news release.

Suljovic thought this person was interested in carrying out an attack on behalf of the Islamic State.

Suljovic said he pretended to be an ISIS leader online and gave the suspected extremist advice on how and when to carry out a terror attack.

Suljovic admitted to providing a video tutorial on bomb-making to the person.

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He was charged in May with providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Suljovic faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, pending formal sentencing.

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