NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Federal authorities announced Wednesday a high school student from Long Island pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his plans to travel to Yemen to volunteer to fight for an al Qaeda offshoot.
The case against American citizen Justin Kaliebe was announced on Wednesday. The 18-year-old pleaded guilty in February to providing material support to a terrorist organization.
Authorities wouldn’t say why that plea was kept secret. They say the investigation is ongoing.