Adam Dandach, Pride of El Modena High School, Guilty of Trying to Help Islamic State

Orange resident Adam Dandach, who’d changed his first name to Fadi-Fadi by the time he tried to fly off and join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) last year, pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of attempting to provide material support to terrorists and making a false statement in a passport application.

The 21-year-old, who pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James V. Selna in Santa Ana, could get 25 years in federal prison at sentencing scheduled for January, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.