MILWAUKEE — A 35-year-old Milwaukee man who tried to join and fight for the Islamic State has been sentenced to seven years in a federal prison.
Federal prosecutors say Jason Ludke was a “true danger” and asked for a 20-year sentence followed by a lifetime of supervised release.
However, Ludke’s attorney asked for five years, saying his client was a “lost soul.”
In the end, Ludke was sentenced to seven years with 10 years of supervised release.
In 2016, Ludke and another man — 30-year-old Yosvany Padilla-Conde — were charged with attempting to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Padilla-Conde’s trial is scheduled for the end of June.