Greensboro Criminal Defense Attorney: Law Enforcement Officer Charged with Attempting to Aid the Islamic State

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The First Law Enforcement Officer Ever to be Charged with Aiding the Islamic State

The Associated Press reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigations has arrested the first law enforcement officer ever to be charged with attempting to support the Islamic State group.

Thirty-six-year-old Washington, D.C. transit police officer Nicholas Young, of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday as part of an  FBI sting. According to authorities, Young allegedly purchased approximately $250 in gift cards that he intended to use for the benefit of the international terrorist group. In actuality, Young gave the cards to an under-cover FBI agent. According to the AP, Young has been under surveillance since 2010.

According to the AP, Young is the first U.S. law enforcement officer to have been charged for aiding or attempting to aid the Islamic State group.

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