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  3/20/2014, Adar Bet 18, 5774

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Planning to Join Al-Qaeda

A 20-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to travel to the Middle East to join an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group.

Shelton Thomas Bell admitted he recruited a juvenile and the two flew to the Middle East in 2012 with the intention of joining the Ansar al-Sharia group. He faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.