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Phoenix man accused in terror case gets 1-year prison term

Posted: 5:16 AM, Jan 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-23 12:16:55Z

A Phoenix man accused of plotting to carry out a "lone wolf" attack inspired by the Islamic State has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Prosecutors say Derrick Thompson also was sentenced Monday to four years of probation.

Thompson pleaded guilty earlier this month to assisting a criminal syndicate and solicitation to commit misconduct involving weapons.

The 31-year-old Thompson was arrested in December 2016 after being watched by the FBI for more than two years.

He subsequently was indicted on charges of assisting a criminal syndicate, attempting to commit misconduct involving weapons and inciting or inducing a criminal syndicate.