An Uzbek citizen living in Connecticut admitted aiding a wannabe ISIS fighter from Brooklyn by plotting to help cover his travel and weaponry costs.
Azizjon Rakhmatov, 32, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Thursday to conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization — a charge that could land him behind bars for up to 15 years.
Prosecutors say two of the New Haven resident’s accomplices, Brooklyn roommates Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abdurasul Juraboev, planned to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS.
Rakhmatov and another man, Abror Habibov, talked about paying for Saidakhmetov’s travel expenses and helping him buy a gun once he got to Syria, prosecutors said.
Rakhmatov even went as far as putting $400 into the bank account of another accomplice, Akmal Zakirov, with the understanding that it would go toward Saidakhmetov’s mission.