A Missouri man has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 28, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Hester, who was enlisted in the U.S. Army for less than a year, was arrested in February of 2017.
Hester stated in discussions with undercover FBI agents that the U.S. government should be “overthrown,” and suggested “hitting” the government “hard,” while noting that it would not be “a one man job.” Hester also identified categories of potential targets for attack, including “oil production,” “military bases,” “federal places,” “government officials,” and “Wall Street.”
Under the plea agreement, Hester faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.