Guilty Plea Filed In Terrorism Case

A Berkshire County man is scheduled  to be sentenced in September after pleading guilty in federal court on  Monday to charges of plotting to engage in terrorist activity.  

U.S.  Attorney Andrew Lelling says Alexander Ciccolo of Adams swore allegiance  to ISIS and planned to kill innocent U.S. civilians on behalf of the  terrorist group.  

He was arrested immediately after receiving four  firearms in 2015 from someone who was cooperating with law enforcement  and who had been communicating with Ciccolo about his plans to engage in  a terrorist act, according to the U.S. Justice Department.  

Ciccolo will be sentenced to 20 years in prison.  Had he decided to go to trial and was convicted, he could have gotten life in prison.

Ciccolo is  the son of a Boston police captain.


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