RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Two Southern California men who were recruited in a scheme to send them to Afghanistan to kill U.S. troops are going to federal prison instead.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1BOerLj ) a judge in Riverside handed down a 10-year sentence Monday to Miguel Santana Vidriales, of Upland. Arifeen Gojali, of Riverside, got five years. They'll both also have a decade of supervised release.
The men were arrested in 2012 as they headed to Mexico to catch a flight to the Middle East. They pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and cooperated with prosecutors who said two other men recruited them.
Those men, Ralph Deleon, of Ontario, and Sohiel Kabir, of Pomona, were convicted of conspiracy and were sentenced last month to 25 years in federal prison.