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Wisconsin man convicted of conspiring to support ISIS


Jason Ludke (Brown Co. Jail)
Jason Ludke (Brown Co. Jail)
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(WLUK) -- A Wisconsin man accused of trying to provide resources to support ISlS has been convicted.

Jason Michael Ludke, 37, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court.

Prosecutors say Ludke and Yosvany Padilla-Conde, 30, had plans to travel from Wisconsin to Mexico to get to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS.

Ludke also recorded a video of himself pledging his allegiance to the leader of ISIS, officials say.

Before the two could get to Mexico, they were arrested by authorities near San Angelo, Texas.

Ludke was previously convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child in Brown County in 2002 and making death threats against a federal judge. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

At the time of his arrest in Texas, Ludke was on probation and had cut his ankle tracking device before leaving Wisconsin.

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Ludke faces the maximum term of 20 years in prison.

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