Man sentenced for making false statements about ISIS videos

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Auburn man was sentenced to 57 months for making false statements to the FBI during a terrorism investigation, prosecutors announced Monday.

Nayef Amjad Qashou, 26, was given the sentence last week.

Prosecutors said the FBI interviewed Qashou in 2018 after they received tips concerning behavior that indicated he might have an interest in joining ISIS.

Prosecutors said Qashou misrepresented the nature and number of videos he had distributed. Investigators said Qashou distributed some 115 videos to other individuals and that the videos consisted of ISIS propaganda. The U.S. attorney's office said Qashou had previously traveled to Jordan and attempted to cross into Syria but he was prevented from doing so by Jordanian officials.