A student from upstate New York accused of planning to provide military equipment to a Somalian terrorist group has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Mark R. Walker, 19, of Rochester, a student at Wyoming Technical College, pleaded guilty after his arrest Nov. 6 at the Paso del Norte Bridge at El Paso, Texas. He was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in El Paso.
Walker told federal officials he planned to buy night vision goggles and bulletproof vests for a terrorist group called Ittihad al Islamiya and other groups seeking an Islamic government in Somalia, according to court documents.
He had $2,100 cash, a laptop computer and journals with him when he was arrested.