New Jersey woman sentenced for supporting the Islamic State
A New Jersey native who acted as a double agent for ISIS was being sentenced in Brooklyn on Monday for providing material support to the terror group — for the second time.
Sinmyah Amera Ceasar was arrested in 2016 and pleaded guilty a year later to providing material support to ISIS, officials said Monday morning during the sentencing.
Ceasar signed a cooperation agreement with the federal government following the sentencing. But afterward, she secretly continued supporting the terror group, prosecutors said.
“She played two main roles, which I would characterize as a disseminator and a connector,” government witness Dr. Lorenzo Vivilo, director of the program on extremism at George Washington University, testified.
Ceasar shared propaganda on social media, and then would vet those interested and vouch for them to fellow terror supporters.
“She connects them with people who are ISIS members,” Vivilo said. “My assessment is that she retains the mindset of ISIS.”
She was rearrested and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in March.
Ceasar — who was identified by law enforcement sources — was being sentenced as a Jane Doe in Brooklyn federal court on Monday.
Source: New York Post