P.G. man in­dicted in al­leged ISIS sup­port plot

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND | NATION - — Matthew Hay Brown

A fed­eral grand jury has in­dicted a Prince Ge­orge’s County man on a charge of at­tempt­ing to pro­vide ma­te­rial sup­port and re­sources to the self-de­clared Is­lamic State, au­thor­i­ties said Mon­day. Ne­lash Mo­hamed Das, a cit­i­zen of Bangladesh who lives in Lan­dover Hills, is ac­cused of plot­ting to kill a mem­ber of the U.S. mil­i­tary in sup­port of ISIS. If con­victed, he faces up to 20 years in prison. Pros­e­cu­tors say Das, 24, spent months in late 2015 and early this year ex­press­ing his sup­port on so­cial me­dia for ISIS and the at­tacks in San Bernardino, Calif., and Paris. Even­tu­ally, pros­e­cu­tors say, he met with a con­fi­den­tial FBI source who he be­lieved was a fel­low ISIS sym­pa­thizer. The two plot­ted to kill the ser­vice mem­ber in Prince Ge­orge’s County, pros­e­cu­tors say. They say Das be­lieved an ISIS con­tact in Iraq would pay them $80,000 for the at­tack. Au­thor­i­ties have not re­leased the name of the ser­vice mem­ber.

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