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Man sentenced to 30 years for trying to aid Islamic State

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -

A former California college student has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for trying to aid the Islamic State group.

City News Service says 25-year-old Muhanad Badawi was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Santa Ana.

Badawi was convicted earlier this year of conspiracy to aid a foreign terrorist organization and other crimes.

Authorities say Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel concocted a scheme for Elhuzayel to fly to the Middle East to fight for the Islamic State. They say Badawi lent him his debit card to buy a one-way plane ticket.

While in custody, Badawi stopped eating and dropped from 140 to 109 pounds before a judge ordered him force-fed last December.

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