ISIS supporter pleads guilty in plot to kill 10,000 people in Bay Area: report

A man who reportedly told authorities he wanted to help ISIS kill 10,000 people in the San Francisco Bay area has pleaded guilty to federal charges. 

The Department of Justice said 23-year-old Amer Sinan Alhaggagi plead guilty to charges of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and possession of device-making equipment among others. 

Alhaggagi, a graduate of Berkeley High School in California, was arrested in November of 2016, according to Fox News.

The Houston Chronicle says he had allegedly opened several Twitter and Facebook accounts for ISIS supporters, after which he allegedly told an undercover FBI agent he wanted to use bombs and rat-poison-laced cocaine to kill 10,000 people in the Bay area.

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Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, celebrate after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared victory in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) along the Iraqi-Syrian border west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Imam Ali Division, one of the groups fighting within the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, celebrate after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared victory in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) along the Iraqi-Syrian border west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) celebrate and take 'selfie' pictures with their cell phones, after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared victory in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) along the Iraqi-Syrian border west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) wave as they ride on an infanty-fighting vehicle (IFV) near the Iraqi-Syrian border, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Furqat al-Abbas Brigade of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries celebrate with an Iraqi flag defaced with their combat insignia, after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared victory in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) along the Iraqi-Syrian border west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) watch the televised statement of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the southern city of Basra on December9, 2017. Abadi declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq's very existence. / AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) watch the televised statement of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the southern city of Basra on December9, 2017. Abadi declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq's very existence. / AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) watch the televised statement of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the southern city of Basra on December9, 2017. Abadi declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq's very existence. / AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) carry their firearms as they stand on an infanty-fighting vehicle (IFV) near the Iraqi-Syrian border, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) ride on infanty-fighting vehicles (IFV) near the Iraqi-Syrian border, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
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His lawyer told the East Bay Times that he “had no intention to do anything” adding that he was “being slammed by the system.”

Alhaggagi faces up to 47 years in prison and had a sentencing hearing is scheduled for November. 

 

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