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El Shafee Elsheikh, British ISIS member, sentenced for deadly kidnapping plot
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El Shafee Elsheikh, British ISIS member, sentenced for deadly kidnapping plot

Alexandria, Virginia — El Shafee Elsheikh, one of the three British men accused of operating a brutal ISIS hostage-taking scheme, was sentenced Friday to eight life sentences after he was convicted in April for his role in the plot which led to the deaths of four Americans. The eight life sentences, one for each count, are to be served concurrently. There is no parole in the federal system. Elsheikh plans to appeal — his lawyer says it will likely be on grounds of ineffective counsel. Elsheikh was found guilty on eight charges, including four counts of hostage taking resulting in death, murder conspiracy and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.  Collectively known as the "Beatles" for their British accents, Elsheikh...