Pennsylvania man admits he conspired to help ISIS

    A 20-year-old Pennsylvania man faces the potential of a lengthy federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiring to help the Islamic State group and tweeting out a list that identified and targeted people serving in the U.S. military.

    Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz pleaded guilty Monday in Harrisburg federal court to the conspiracy count and to transmitting a communication containing a threat. Both are felonies.

    Aziz is a natural born American who was arrested in Harrisburg in December 2015.

    The offenses carry a maximum total sentence of 25 years and a $500,000 fine.

    His defense lawyer says Aziz is very sorry and calls him a “young kid who was tweeting from his bedroom.”

    Federal officials say the service members on the list were notified and appropriate security measures were taken.

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