CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal magistrate judge has set bond for a North Carolina man accused of lying to authorities about wanting to fly to Syria to support the Islamic State group.
Online records indicate Alexander Samuel Smith remained in jail late Wednesday after the judge set bond at $25,000. WBTV reports (http://bit.ly/2tSol1Z ) that if Smith posts bond, the court will require GPS monitoring and make him surrender his passport and stay in North Carolina.
Smith, 29, faces two charges of making false statements to the government. He pleaded not guilty.
His indictment says he communicated with an FBI confidential source who identified himself as an Islamic State representative. It says Smith discussed obtaining an airline ticket for someone else and wanting to travel to Syria himself.
His attorney didn’t immediately return a message.