Chicago Gang Leader Confesses to Repeatedly Funding ISIS, Trafficking Fentanyl

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The notorious Chicago street gang boss entered a guilty plea to several offenses in federal court, including trying to finance a particular ISIS branch.

Jason Brown, also recognized as Abdul Ja’Me, admitted to trying three times in 2019 to offer $500 in assistance to a specific organization identified as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to a statement released by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Court documents reveal that the 41-year-old believed he was giving the money to a confidential source, assuming it would reach an ISIS soldier engaged in combat in Syria. 

However, the recipient of the funds was working confidentially with law enforcement, and the supposed ISIS fighter turned out to be an undercover officer.

Brown, in addition to his involvement in supporting the terror group, admitted to trafficking fentanyl and other illicit drugs from California to the Chicago suburbs in 2019. 

Moreover, he acknowledged possessing several loaded handguns to advance his unlawful activities.

As detailed in the criminal complaint, Brown was the leader of the AHK street gang, operating out of Bellwood, a Chicago suburb. 

Chicago Gang’s Narcotics Trafficking Operations

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The leader of an infamous street gang in the Chicago area has pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple charges, including attempting to provide financial assistance to a specific group.

Comprising former members of various gangs like the Black P Stones, Gangster Disciples, and Four Corner Hustlers, AHK members were engaged in trafficking narcotics, including fentanyl analogs, heroin, and cocaine within the Chicago region. 

Reportedly, they were said to proudly discuss and publicize their unlawful activities on various social networking sites.

During the court proceedings, Brown pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including attempting to provide material support to ISIS, distributing fentanyl, and possessing a firearm in connection with drug trafficking.

The charges against Brown carry significant penalties, including a mandatory minimum of five years in prison up to a maximum of life imprisonment for the firearms offense. 

The drug-related charge has a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years, while the terrorism-related charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Brown’s sentencing is scheduled for May 28, where he faces the possibility of substantial prison time as a consequence of his criminal activities.

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