(RICHMOND, Va.) — A Richmond, Virginia-area woman faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to a single charge of lying about her support for the Islamic State extremist group.
Heather Elizabeth Coffman, 29, of Henrico County initially posted messages on Facebook supporting ISIS and how she was arranging for her husband to travel to Syria to join the militant group.
Prosecutors say that Coffman was then contacted by an undercover agent for the FBI in July 2014 and discussed her plans with him.
According to court documents, she also mentioned how her husband backed out of the plan after they broke up but that she was still willing to help send others abroad to fight with ISIS.
It was during a later visit by the FBI at her workplace that Coffman claimed not to support ISIS, leading to charges of lying to federal investigators.
Coffman will remain imprisoned while awaiting her sentencing in May.
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