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California man, 22, given 15 years prison for trying to join ISIS

California man, 22, given 15 years prison for trying to join ISIS

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A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison and supervised release for life.

The case against Adam Dandach, 22, is one in a series involving young men and women in states ranging from California to Georgia who have been charged with trying to assist ISIS and other terrorist groups.

Dandach, an Orange County native, pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application. Federal prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence.

The U.S. "faces significant threat from terrorists' acts planned or committed by homegrown violent extremists like (the) defendant who become radicalized online and seek to engage in terror and support groups like ISIL," federal prosecutors wrote in court filings, using an alternative acronym for ISIS.

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