Hawaii-based soldier supporting ISIS has been pleaded guilty

Hawaii-based soldier supporting ISIS has been pleaded guilty
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A Hawaii-based army soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang is accused of attempting to support the Islamic State Group, according to his lawyer will be pleading guilty on Tuesday. Kang has agreed to plead guilty, yet the assistant federal defender, Alexander Silvert, who has been representing him said haven’t yet revealed about the charges that Kang is going to plead to. Silver has told – We’ve agreed on a sentence” but has declined to elaborate the comment he made earlier.

Last year Sgt. Kang was arrested after based on the investigation by the FBI and the army, this part took place at Fort Rucker in Alabama. When Kang was arrested, he was in active duty of the air traffic controller. He was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Hawaii’s Wheeler Army Airfield.

The documents of the court showed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had searched Kang’s computers and lodging back in the year 2016. The happened when Kang attended a six-week course at Fort Rucker for senior enlisted leaders. Kang’s computer contained 18 military documents which were labelled “secret” and these files dated back to the year 2013. The investigators also recovered around 2,000+ videos, graphics, and documents which referred to the ISIS’ violent conduct.

Kang told an undercover agent at Fort Rucker that he wants to travel Turkey to reach out to the consulate of the Islamic State as he wants to join in the terrorist group. Kang 35, grew up in Hawaii and he was enlisted in the Army back in December 2001, a few months after the attacks of Sept.11. From 2002 to 2003 he served in South Korea. He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan from March 2010 to February 2011 and July 2013 to April 2014, respectively. Kang is scheduled to entering his official plea this Thursday.

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