A Commack man who government examiners said endeavored to head out to Syria to wage “rough jihad” and told specialists that he was “readied to tie a bomb on and penance himself” confessed Friday to a solitary psychological warfare check.
Elvis Redzepagic, 30, confessed during a virtual continuing in U.S. Area Court in Central Islip to endeavoring to offer material help to an unfamiliar fear-monger association.
“I concede,” Redzepagic said, adding: “I headed out to Turkey and endeavored to enter through the Syrian line to join [Jabhat] al-Nusra Front at around June, August 2015.”
Examiners said Redzepagic headed out to Turkey in July 2015 and to Jordan in 2016 in ineffective endeavors to enter Syria to join either ISIS — otherwise called the Islamic State — or an al-Qaida subsidiary called Jabhat al-Nusra.
Redzepagic faces as long as 20 years in jail, administered discharge forever and a $250,000 fine under government condemning rules, however could get a lighter sentence. Bureaucratic investigator Artie McConnell said Friday that the public authority “has not gone to a choice on what to suggest” in regards to Redzepagic’s jail sentence.
Redzepagic’s request arrangement traces that if the adjudicator sentences him to 168 months or less, he makes a deal to avoid documenting an allure or challenge his conviction. No condemning date was accessible Friday.
Acting U.S. Lawyer Mark Lesko said in a proclamation: “This office is focused on forestalling the spread of psychological warfare by leaving people like the litigant speechless and arraigning them before they can hurt the United States and its partners.”
McConnell said in court Friday that investigators were set up to introduce preliminary proof of Redzepagic’s direct, including articulations from his web-based media specifying “his goal to join a psychological militant association” just as movement records.
As per examiners, he told agents he was “readied to tie a bomb on and penance himself,” as per an objection recorded when Redzepagic was captured in March 2017.
Around then, Redzepagic’s lawyer gave an assertion saying that her customer was helping out specialists and trusted “to show the Court and the public authority that Mr. Redzepagic needs treatment and care, not detainment.”
Later his lawyers said their customer “wandered off-track in light of psychological instability and medication use.”
Redzepagic made reference to his inconveniences on Friday, when he addressed “yes” when U.S. Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson’s found out if he had been hospitalized and treated for fixation. He added that he was unable to review when it happened, yet it was before 2017.
Prior to his capture, as indicated by government examiners, Redzepagic had been addressed by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force specialists after his family called Suffolk 911 twice requesting that police eliminate him from their home. Redzepagic at that point had taken steps to remove his mom’s head and endeavored to utilize a blade to remove his tattoos, government examiners said.
Government examiners said Redzepagic once told specialists, “I will leave this country and I will return with an Army — Islam is coming.”