Wisconsin Residents Convicted Of Aiding ISIS

Apr 22, 2019

Two Wisconsin residents have pleaded guilty to supporting the terrorist group ISIS, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Matthew Krueger.

Waheba Dais, a Cudahy resident, admitted to using hacked Facebook accounts in order to support ISIS, pledged her allegiance to the organization and disseminated information about explosives and biological weapons and attempted to recruit new members.

Another Wisconsin resident, Yosvany Padilla-Conde, pled guilty to aiding and abetting someone attempting to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Padilla-Conde lived in Milwaukee when he and a friend travelled to Texas, where they planned to cross the border into Mexico and then fly into Syria before crossing into Iraq. He also swore allegiance to ISIS and recorded videos speaking about his intent to travel to the Middle East.

Both Padilla-Conde and Waheba Dais face up to 20 years in prison, lifetime supervision once released, and fines up to $250,000. Dais will be sentenced in September and Padilla-Conde in August.