FBI ‘Daesh informant’ officer convicted at terrorism trial faces decades in prison

Ex-Metro cop Nicholas Young, 38, was convicted of trying to help Daesh. (NYDailyNews)
Updated 23 February 2018
0

FBI ‘Daesh informant’ officer convicted at terrorism trial faces decades in prison

ALEXANDRIA: A former transit-agency police officer convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the militant group Daesh could face decades in prison at his sentencing hearing.
Thirty-eight-year-old Nicholas Young was a patrol officer in the D.C. region’s Metrorail system. He was known as “Officer Friendly” at the Takoma Park station where he was assigned.
A federal jury convicted Young in December on multiple counts, including attempted material support of a terrorist group.
Young purchased more than $200 in gift cards he believed would be used to purchase mobile-phone apps that Daesh could use to communicate securely. In reality, though, Young’s Daesh connection was an FBI informant.
Young argued unsuccessfully at trial that he was entrapped. He faces up to 60 years at his sentencing hearing Friday.


Pakistan party: Jailed ex-PM needs to be taken to hospital

Updated 54 min 3 sec ago
0

Pakistan party: Jailed ex-PM needs to be taken to hospital

  • The party isn't "seeking any concession" for Sharif but that he has a right to be treated by his doctor, says spokesman for Sharif's party
  • Sharif underwent an open-heart surgery at a hospital in London in 2016

ISLAMABAD: The political party of Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked authorities to urgently move him to a hospital, saying his health has deteriorated.
Monday's comment by Pervaiz Rashid, spokesman for the Pakistan Muslim League, came as doctors were due to examine Sharif, who has a history of heart disease.
Sharif underwent an open-heart surgery at a hospital in London in 2016.
He has been held at a jail in the city of Rawalpindi since July 13, when he returned from London to face a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges.
Rashid says the party isn't "seeking any concession" for Sharif but that he has a right to be treated by his doctor.
Tensions and violence have escalated in Pakistan ahead of parliamentary elections on Wednesday.