New York man sentenced to 15 years in jail for making an attempt to affix, help Pak-based LeT

New York, August 12

A New York man, who had deliberate to affix Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and perform acts of terrorism, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail and a lifetime time period of supervised launch for making an attempt to supply materials help to the fear outfit.

Jesus Wilfredo Encarnacion, 30, who additionally glided by the alias ‘Jihadistsoldgier’, ‘Jihadinhear’, ‘Jihadinheart’, ‘Lionofthegood’, was sentenced to 15 years in jail for making an attempt to supply materials help to LeT, which is liable for a number of high-profile assaults, together with the Mumbai terror assaults in November 2008, the Department of Justice stated.

In addition, Encarnacion was sentenced to a lifetime time period of supervised launch.             

Encarnacion had pleaded responsible in January this 12 months earlier than United States District Judge Ronnie Abrams, who additionally imposed the sentence.

“Unfortunately, individuals continue to attempt to travel to foreign countries to support terrorist organisations. Encarnacion’s sentence reflects the seriousness with which the justice system takes these efforts,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C Demers stated.

Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss for the Southern District of New York stated Encarnacion plotted to journey overseas, to affix and prepare with LeT and to hold out shootings, bombings, and beheadings on behalf of that terrorist organisation.” 

According to the prison grievance and indictment, Encarnacion expressed his want to affix a terrorist group in a web-based group chat in November 2018.

At the chat, he met one other particular person, who launched Encarnacion to an individual who was an undercover FBI worker. Encarnacion repeatedly expressed, in the middle of recorded communications by means of a social media service with the person and thru an encrypted messaging service with the secret agent, his allegiance to and help for LeT.

The Pakistan-based terror organisation LeT has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation by each the United States Secretary of State and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Over a number of months, Encarnacion mentioned his want and plans to affix LeT abroad in order that he might obtain coaching and take part in violent acts of terrorism.

The Justice Department stated Encarnacion informed the secret agent that he was “ready to kill and die in the name of Allah” and sought the agent’s help to assist Encarnacion journey overseas to function an “executioner” for LeT, stating, “I want to execute. I want to behead. Shoot.”        

Encarnacion additional said that he aspired to commit terrorist assaults – “a bombing and shooting” – within the United States, however lacked “guidance” and “guns” to take action.

By early 2019, Encarnacion and the secret agent agreed on a plan that Encarnacion believed would permit him to affix LeT in Pakistan.

Encarnacion informed the agent that he had made preparations to journey to a selected metropolis in Europe, as step one in touring to Pakistan to affix LeT. 

Encarnacion bought an airline ticket for a flight scheduled to depart in February final 12 months from John F Kennedy International Airport to a European City. Encarnacion was arrested by the FBI after he tried to board the flight from JFK Airport. PTI

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