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Marchello Dsaun McCain, brother of San Diego Islamic State fighter Douglas McCain, has been sentenced to 10 years for illegal possession of firearms and making false statements about terror plans.
Douglas McCain is the first known American to have died while fighting for ISIS.
Douglas - Syria - March - ISIS - Fight
After Douglas traveled to Syria in March 2014 and died for ISIS in a fight against the Free Syrian Army in August of that same year, FBI agents interviewed his brother Marchello numerous times from August 2014 to January 2015, which is when the FBI arrested him for firearms charges, according to the Department of Justice.
A year later, in January 2016, Marchello pleaded guilty to possession of firearms and ammunition, which was prohibited because he had been convicted before of felony crimes of violence in Minnesota. That conviction stemmed back to 2005, when he fired shots at fitness center employees who had told him and his friends to leave.
Firearms - AR-15 - M1 - Carbine - Mm
Some of those firearms included an AR-15, an M1 Carbine, a few 9 m.m. pistols and a stolen firearm in the collection. He also pleaded guilty to possession of body armor. Notably, eight months later, he also pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents regarding any knowledge he had of or assistance he may have given to his brother, who had joined ISIS.
More specifically, Marchello lied to FBI agents about the purpose behind his brother’s trip out of the country and where Douglas obtained the funds to support the trip. Marchello also admitted that just three weeks before his brother left for Syria, the two went...
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