Christopher Cornell, 22, pleaded guilty in August to attempted murder of U.S. officials and employees, offering material support to a terrorist organization and a firearms charge. A fourth charge, solicitation to commit a crime of violence, was dropped.
Cornell appeared in federal court on Monday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison and lifetime supervised release for plotting, planning and attempting an attack on government officials during the State of the Union Address in 2015 in the name of ISIL.
After Senior U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith handed down the sentence, Cornell spoke out in court saying, "Don't trust the court system; it's rigged." Federal security led him quickly from the courtroom. Cornell added either "The law is in charge" or "Allah is in charge, not this judge."
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