DC cop is charged with trying to support ISIS: FBI sting ‘catches transit officer buying $250 in gift cards for fighters to purchase phone apps’

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Paul Martin

Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, was arrested on Wednesday morning
Young bought nearly $250 in gift cards he intended for the Islamic State
But Young actually gave the gift cards to an undercover FBI source
He is the first law enforcement officer in the US to be charged with a terror-related crime, the FBI says

By KHALEDA RAHMAN
DAILYMAIL.COM
3 August 2016

A Washington, D.C.-area transit police officer has been charged in an FBI sting with attempting to support the Islamic State group, authorities said.

Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested at the Metropolitan Police Headquarters on Wednesday morning, court documents say.

Young, a 12-year veteran of the transit police force, was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

The FBI says he is the first law enforcement officer in the United States to be charged with a terror-related crime.
According to an affidavit, Young bought nearly $250 in gift cards he intended for the Islamic State’s fighters to use to purchase mobile apps that would facilitate communication.

But Young actually gave the gift cards to an undercover FBI source.

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