USA v. Khan, Asher Abid
Houston, TX

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

[SDTX] Asher Abid Khan was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Khan and a friend planned to travel to Turkey and on to Syria for the purpose of joining and waging jihad on behalf of ISIL. Khan pleaded guilty to providing material support to ISIS. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2018 for engaging in conspiracy to aid ISIS. Following an appeal, the court resentenced Khan in December 2019 again to serve the 18-month term of imprisonment. The government then again appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, arguing the sentence was not reasonable for the severity of the offense committed. Khan was resentenced in December 2021, and has been ordered to prison for 12 years following the reversal of original sentence.