A former D.C. region transit police officer serving 15 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State could see his sentence reduced after an appeals court threw out two of his convictions.
During Nicholas Young’s trial, the jury was shown a photo of Young wearing a Nazi uniform, a photo of a woman carrying a “God bless Hitler” sign, and a dirtied Israel flag Young allegedly used as a doormat.
Nicholas Young, a former transit-agency police officer convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release to follow.
A federal jury in Alexandria has convicted a former Metro Transit police officer for attempting to support the Islamic State and obstruction of justice.
A Metro Transit Police officer was indicted on federal terrorism charges on Thursday for trying to aide the Islamic State group and sending a text message intended to deceive federal investigators.
Metro Transit Police and the FBI had been tracking 36-year-old Nicholas Young for years, including tracking his social media activity, and could quickly respond if he ever posed a threat to rail riders, Metro officials said.
A former Metro Transit police officer charged with trying to assist the Islamic State group made his second appearance in federal court since his arrest.
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