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.