USA v. Matthews, et. al
San Antonio, TX
Kristopher Sean Matthews (aka Ali Jibreel) admitted to conspiring to provide material support to the designated foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (aka ISIS). Matthews pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge to provide material support to ISIS. Matthews admitted that since May 2019, he conspired with Jaylyn Christopher Molina (aka Abdur Rahim) of Cost, TX, to provide services to ISIS by administering an encrypted, members-only chat group for persons who supported ISIS ideology; by collecting, generating, and disseminating pro-ISIS propaganda; and by disseminating firearms training materials and bomb-making instructions to each other and to other members of the chat group and others. Jaylyn Christopher Molina pleaded guilty in January 2021 to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS and one count of receiving child pornography. Matthews was sentenced to 20 years in prison and Molina was sentenced to 18 years in prison in July 2022 for conspiring to provide material support to ISIS.