“A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to planning to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria was sentenced to 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge Thursday [12/21/2023], a lighter punishment than what had been sought by prosecutors who called him a danger to society.

A judge imposed the punishment on Kevin McCormick, 30, a former Hamden resident, in federal court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where the U.S. attorney’s office called for a 20-year prison term. Judge Kari Dooley also ordered that McCormick be placed on supervised release with GPS monitoring for the rest of his life after the time behind bars.”

– Dave Collins, “Connecticut man gets 12 years in prison for failed plan to fight for Islamic State in Syria,” seattletimes.com, December 21, 2023