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Alleged Islamic State sympathizer arrested on terror charge

Investigators found an Islamic State flag and a passport wrapped in $2,400 in cash when they arrested a young Bronx man Tuesday on charges that he tried to support the terror organization, a prosecutor said.

Sajmir Alimehmeti, a onetime plumbing assistant who has studied funeral services, was ordered held without bail after Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan Quigley argued that the U.S. citizen was a flight risk and a danger to the community after assisting law enforcement undercover operatives who posed over the last half year as men eager to support the Islamic State.

Quigley said investigators found a passport Alimehmeti claimed he had lost wrapped in cash when he was...

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