NEW YORK (AP) - A well-traveled U.S. accountant has pleaded guilty in New York City to charges he tried to give technical support to al-Qaida.
Sabirhan Hasanoff entered the plea Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He faces up to 15 years in prison.
Hasanoff was charged with another man in 2010 with providing material support to al-Qaida. An indictment alleged a confidential co-conspirator had paid him $50,000 to use his computer skills to do various tasks for the terror network.
Prosecutors accused the second man of buying digital watches that could be used as timers for explosives.
Hasanoff had lived in Brooklyn and is a citizen of the U.S. and Australia. Before his arrest, prosecutors say, he traveled to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Syria and elsewhere around the globe.
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