CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court in Ohio has affirmed the convictions of a North Carolina man in a terrorism case.
Defendant Erick Jamal Hendricks was accused of trying to recruit people to conduct terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic State group. A jury convicted Hendricks in 2018 on charges of conspiracy and attempt to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
Hendricks argued that there was insufficient evidence and that the court abused its discretion by denying him a new trial.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected those arguments in a ruling Wednesday.