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Ali-Skelton pleads guilty to lying, threat charges

bdul Raheem Ali-Skelton, 23, of Glencoe, pleaded guilty  to various charges in both federal and district court last week.
On Wednesday, April 27, Ali-Skelton entered an expected guilty plea to a charge that he had lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding contact he had in 2015 with the terrorist organization ISIL, based in Syria.
The charge against Ali-Skelton read as follows: “On or about July 16, 2015, in the state and district of Minnesota, in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), an agency of the United States, and in an offense involving international terrorism, Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton, did knowingly and willfully make a false, fraudulent, and fictitious material statement and representation to agents of the FBI, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2), that is, the defendant stated that his last contact with Syria-based members of the designated foreign terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (“ISIL”) was in May or early June 2015, when in fact the defendant well knew that he had been communicating with such individuals as recently as July 4, 2015.”
For more see the May 4 print edition of The Chronicle.