MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man accused of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty.
Twenty-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame is scheduled to appear in the U.S. district court on Thursday for a change of plea hearing. Court documents allege Warsame tried to help other young men from Minnesota’s Somali community travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group.
Nine other members of that group were charged previously; one is believed to be in Syria and three have already pleaded guilty.
Five others are scheduled to go to trial in May and a hearing in their case is also scheduled for Thursday. That hearing will address several pretrial issues.