California man admits to terrorism, plans to train Al Qaeda in Pakistan

Ari Bloomekatz
December 27, 2013

A 24-year-old Orange Coungy man pleaded guilty Friday to federal terrorism charges for planning to go to Pakistan where he would provide weapons training to members of Al Qaeda.

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen of Garden Grove pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

In a plea agreement, Nguyen admitted that he went to Syria about a year ago to join opposition forces against the Bashar Assad regime.

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