BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – A Florida court sentenced three residents of the state to various terms of imprisonment for conspiracy to provide material assistance to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), the US Justice Department reported.
Dane Antani Christian, Darren Arness Jackson, and Gregory Hubbard were detained by the FBI on July 2016 for aiding and abetting the Islamic State from July 2015 to July 2016, the report added.
In July 2016, it was reported that Jackson drove Hubbard to Miami International Airport in order for him to fly to Germany and then Turkey, where he would later join ISIS after crossing over into Syria.
A few days later, the detainees were charged. In April last year, Christian and Jackson pleaded guilty to participation in the conspiracy.
“Hubbard was given the recommended sentence of 12 years in prison, after which he will be under surveillance during his lifetime,” the US Justice Department reporte.
Christian and Jackson, who pleaded guilty in 2017 and provided significant assistance to the investigation, received eight and four years of imprisonment respectively, “- said in a statement posted on the ministry’s website.
After the release, Christian and Jackson will be under the supervision of the authorities for another five years.