USA v. Kandic, Mirsad
New York, NY

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)

[EDNY] Mirsad Kandic, a legal permanent resident of the United States residing in Brooklyn, NY, who left the country in 2013, was charged in an indictment on one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). According to the indictment, the defendant traveled overseas and, while abroad, recruited and facilitated the travel of foreign fighters to join the terrorist organization. The indictment was unsealed on Nov. 1, 2017. Kandic was extradited to the United States from Bosnia Herzegovina. Kandic was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn in May 2022 of one count of conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and five substantive counts of providing material support to ISIS. In July 2023, Kandic was sentenced to life in prison for material support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization resulting in death.