USA v. Suljovic, Murat
Salt Lake City, UT
Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)
Murat Suljovic of Salt Lake City, was charged in a felony information with attempting to provide material support and resources, including services, personnel and training, to ISIS. Suljovic admitted that in January 2019, while living in Utah, he corresponded with an individual, identified as Person A in the court document, who he believed was a follower of ISIS. He admitted he believed Person A was interested in performing an attack for ISIS. He also believed Person A was assisting another individual, referred to as Person B in the plea agreement, who was also interested in performing an attack for ISIS. Suljovic admitted that in his correspondence with Person A, he pretended to be an ISIS leader through an online persona, and he believed Person A and Person B believed he was an ISIS leader. Suljovic provided advice about potential targets for a terrorist attack and advice about how to plan an attack. Suljovic admitted he provided a bomb-making tutorial video to Person A in the correspondence to share with Person B for purposes of training and assisting Person B in carrying out an attack, according to the plea agreement. By providing the bomb-making tutorial video to Person A, Suljovic admitted he knowingly attempted to provide material support to ISIS, knowing that ISIS has engaged and does engage in terrorism. In November 2020, Suljovic pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, ISIS. In March 2022, Suljovic was sentenced to ten years in prison and 20 years of supervised release once he leaves prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS.