After expressing his desire to create a terrorist “sleeper” cell and carry out domestic attacks on targets, including military members, a North Carolina man was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Erick Jamal Hendricks, 38, was convicted of attempting and conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, identified as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, in 2018 by a jury in Akron, Ohio. On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that Hendricks was sentenced to 15 years.

“Hendricks used social media to recruit others to plan and carry out attacks on our homeland in the name of ISIS, with the goal of creating a sleeper cell on our soil,” Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers said.

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