Terrorist co-conspirator tied to Inland Empire massacre sentenced

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A confidant of an Islamic terrorist who joined his wife to perpetrate mass murder at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino nearly five years ago was sentenced Friday, Oct. 23 in Riverside to 20 years in federal prison for acquiring the weapons used in the attack. Enrique Marquez Jr., 28, pleaded guilty in February 2017 to one count each of providing material support to terrorists and making false statements in the acquisition of firearms. In exchange for his admissions, the U.S. Attorney's Office dropped related charges of marriage fraud, immigration visa fraud and lying on a federal document. U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal, who imposed a sentence that was five years less than what federal prosecutors had sought, also ordered that the defendant spend 15 years o
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