STATESMAN EXCLUSIVE: TERRORISM CASE
The wife of an Austin man who awaits sentencing on terrorism-related charges says he was pressured by federal informants into committing to travel to Turkey as a step toward joining a militia in Syria.
Asked if her husband, Michael Todd Wolfe, was a member of the so-called Islamic State group, Jordan Furr, his wife of more than two years, told the American-Statesman in her first interview, “No, no, laughingly no. He doesn’t know anybody over there.”
Nevertheless, the 23-year-old Wolfe accepted a plea agreement and now faces up to 15 years in prison — part of a growing number of Americans arrested on terrorism-related charges as federal authorities try to stem a flow of disaffected young people looking to travel overseas to join the Islamic State.