Federal prosecutors have charged two Milwaukee men with providing support to a foreign terrorist organization.
The U.S. Attorneys office says 35-year-old Jason Ludke is charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State, while 30-year-old Yosvany Padilla-Conde is accused of aiding and abetting that attempt.
According to the criminal complaint, an investigation into the two men began after Ludke told an undercover agent he met online about his intent to travel overseas to join ISIL.
Both men were arrested in San Angelo, Texas. It’s believed they were on their way to Mexico to acquire aid and the documents needed to travel to Syria and Iraq.
In a statement, FBI Special Agent in Charge Justin Tolomeo said “the arrest of these two individuals from Wisconsin, underscores how the real threat of terrorism can occur anywhere, at anytime.”
If convicted, both men face up to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.