Dayton man convicted of trying to join ISIS has sentencing date changed

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Sentencing for Laith Waleed Alebbini; a Dayton man convicted for trying to join ISIS; was continued on Thursday.

Alebbini’s sentencing was scheduled for 1:40 p.m according to his public defender Thomas Anderson. All parties will have a phone conference on May 24 when Anderson said he expected to find out the new sentencing date.

“The judge didn’t say what the reason was (for the continuation), we may find that out during the phone conference next week,” Anderson said. 

Alebbini was arrested at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport in April 2017. Alebbini attempted to fly to Jordan and make his way to Syria to join the terror group, according to a criminal complaint. 

He was convicted on one count of offering material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization and one count of conspiracy. 

Alebbini is facing a 40-year prison sentence. 

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