Justin Kaliebe to be sentenced in September for trying to support al-Qaeda

A Suffolk high school student is facing federal charges after admitting he wanted to join al-Qaeda and wage a holy war. Undercover investigators say 18-year-old Justin Kaliebe, of Babylon, attempted

News 12 Staff

Jun 27, 2013, 1:38 AM

Updated 3,989 days ago

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Justin Kaliebe to be sentenced in September for trying to support al-Qaeda

A Suffolk high school student is facing federal charges after admitting he wanted to join al-Qaeda and wage a holy war.

Undercover investigators say 18-year-old Justin Kaliebe, of Babylon, attempted to align with radical terrorists in Yemen. The FBI arrested him at John F. Kennedy International Airport in January before he boarded a plane to Yemen.

In February, he pleaded guilty to providing material support to al-Qaeda.

Kaliebe will be sentenced in September and could face 30 years in prison.


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