California man pleads guilty to terror count

The Los Angeles US attorney`s office says a California man has admitted attempting to assist al Qaeda and has pleaded guilty to a federal terrorism offence.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 28, 2013, 03:22 AM IST

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles US attorney`s office says a California man has admitted attempting to assist al Qaeda and has pleaded guilty to a federal terrorism offence.

Prosecutors say 24-year-old Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen pleaded guilty today to one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organisation.

Officials say Nguyen intended to assist Al-Qaeda by traveling to Pakistan to provide weapons training to members of the terrorist group.

Nguyen will be sentenced on March 21 and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.