(WRAL) — Raleigh, N.C. — A Fayetteville man who the FBI says was a recruiter for Islamic State forces pleaded guilty Monday to federal fraud and tax charges.
Houcine Becher Ghoul, 43, pleaded guilty to lying on his application for U.S. citizenship and two counts of tax fraud. He faces up to 16 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.
Ghoul, a native of Tunisia, admitted to lying when asked on his citizenship application whether he supported a terrorist organization, and he also married several women in an attempt to obtain citizenship. The tax charges are for not reporting all of his income and for improper use of the Earned Income Tax Credit.