NEW YORK – A New York man will serve 16 years in prison after admitting to attempting to support terrorists in Pakistan.
Agron Hasbajrami was sentenced Thursday at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.
Prosecutors say the 31-year-old man tried to travel to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan in 2011 to join a radical jihadist insurgent group.
He's also accused of sending more than $1,000 to support terrorist activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Hasbajrami was arrested in September 2011 at John F. Kennedy International Airport with a one-way ticket to Turkey.
Authorities say he had spoken of his desire to die as a martyr.
Hasbajrami will be deported back to Albania, where he is a citizen, after his federal prison sentence.
His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.