How Virginia Teen Used Bitcoin to Support Terrorism; Judge Sentences Him to more than 11 Years

A Virginia teenager sentenced to more than 11 years in jail for supporting terrorism used bitcoin to instruct aspiring jihadists how to mask terrorist funding activities. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Ali Shukri Amin, 17, of Manassas, Va. to 136 months in prison along with a lifetime of supervision for conspiring to support a terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Amin, who pled guilty on June 11, 201, admitted to using Twitter to provide advice and encouragement to ISIL and its supporters, […]

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