Milwaukee man who attempted to join ISIS sentenced to 7 years in prison

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Jason Ludke

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.

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