On Tuesday, a Michigan man was charged in an indictment in the Eastern District of Michigan with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and for being a felon in possession of a destructive device.
According to the indictment, Aws Mohammed Naser, 34, attempted to provide material support to ISIS in the form of personnel and services, knowing that ISIS was a designated terrorist organization and that ISIS engages in terrorism.
Naser was also charged with being a felon in possession of a destructive device in October 2017.
Naser will be arraigned on the indictment at the federal courthouse in Detroit on Tuesday. If convicted, Naser faces a maximum statutory penalty of up to 20 years in prison for the attempted material support charge and up to 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a destructive device.
“Terrorism poses significant threats to people living in our district and around the world,” United States Attorney Dawn Ison said. “We will aggressively investigate and prosecute anyone who seeks to aid terrorists.”