A judge sentenced an American woman who pleads guilty to recruiting Islamic State fighters to four years in prison.
Sinmyah Amera Caesar, 24, admitting being an Islamic State recruiter and betraying the U.S. government as a cooperator. This is why prosecutors are arguing that her sentence is shockingly low, especially after she admitted to double-crossing prosecutors. In fact, prosecutors sought to have her serve 30-50 years.
Even stranger, Caesar was credited 29-months for the time she had already served, so that means she will only serve 18 months of her sentence.
Deirdre Von Dornum explained to the judge, “We just need to give her a lot more help this time.”
“I don’t blame others, I blame myself. I understand the actions I took were wrong, and I will never do it again,” Caesar told the courtroom.
Prosecutor Ian Richardson told the judge that the sentencing was “exceed
Liberal U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein argued to prosecutors that he found evidence in regard to Caesar’s past of sexual abuse and childhood trauma enough for him to grant her a chance at rehabilitation.