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Minnesota ISIS defendant faces new allegations

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Abdullahi Yusuf of Inver Grove Heights
Abdullahi Yusuf of Inver Grove Heights has pleaded guilty to attempting to join ISIS. Federal authorities say he tried to board a plane to the Middle East but was intercepted by the FBI at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. He was released to a halfway house and is at the forefront of an experiment to rehabilitate radicalized individuals.
Sherburne County

A Twin Cities man sentenced to a halfway house for his role in a plot to join ISIS was back in federal court Tuesday over allegations he violated the terms of his supervised release.

Abdullahi Yusuf has been in a program at the Volunteers of America since last November. His federal probation officer said Yusuf failed a polygraph test and watched a CNN documentary about a young Belgian man who was radicalized by ISIS.

Judge Michael Davis had sentenced Yusuf to time served and 20 years supervised release after he pleaded guilty to terror charges and testified against his friends.

Davis made no ruling Tuesday and scheduled another hearing for next week.

Before sentencing him to supervised release, Davis last year looked into Yusuf's eyes and said, "I hope I'm not wrong."

Yusuf replied, "I won't let you down, your honor."