Two Florida men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State, according to the Department of Justice.
Dayne Antani Christian, also known as Shakur, 32, of Lake Park pleaded guilty on March 29, and Darren Arness Jackson, also known as Daoud, 51, of West Palm Beach pleaded guilty on Tuesday – both of whom expressed a desire to travel to Syria to join ISIS, according to the indictment.
On July 21, 2016, Christian, Jackson and Gregory Hubbard, also known as Jibreel, were arrested after Jackson drove Hubbard and an FBI confidential human source (CHS) to Miami International Airport for a flight to Berlin, Germany. Hubbard had purchased the ticket and planned to later travel to Turkey by train and then cross into Syria to join ISIS.
Christian provided AK-47-style assault rifles to practice shooting with Jackson, Hubbard and the FBI CHS, at a remote area in Palm Beach County to prepare for their travel to Syria, according to the DOJ.
According to the DOJ, Hubbard is scheduled for trial on Oct. 30, Christian and Jackson face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on the conspiracy plea, and Christian faces an additional sentence of 10 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
All three have been detained since their arrests.
State and local authorities assisted federal agencies with the investigation.