A California judge has sentenced a 27-year-old California man to 15 years in federal prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State and plotting a terrorist attack at Pier 39 in San Francisco, KPIX-TV reported.
U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill handed down the sentence to Everitt Aaron Jameson of Modesto on Monday as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. . .
The FBI began watching Jameson after he “liked” or “loved” Facebook posts about terrorist attacks and the Islamic State, according to court documents, CNN reported. He also expressed support for the New York City terrorist attack on Oct. 31, 2017.
Undercover FBI agents, who posed as ISIS supporters, made contact with Jameson and interacted with him. In later communications, Jameson expressed his readiness to do whatever was needed and that his military training in combat and war had prepared him to do the job. . .
Jameson told the agent about his desire to use explosives in an attack on Pier 39, a popular Bay Area tourist destination, adding that Christmas Day “was the perfect day for the attack,” according to CNN. (Read more from “Ex-Marine Turned ISIS Sympathizer Plots California Attack” HERE)