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O.C. man accused of planning to join terror group pleads not guilty
O.C. man accused of planning to join terror group pleads not guilty

A 20-year-old Orange County man who is accused of wanting to help an Islamic terrorist group in Syria pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts related to passport fraud. Adam Dandach, also known as Fadi Fadi Dandach, was about to board a flight at John Wayne airport when he was stopped by the FBI’s Orange County Joint Terrorism Task Force on July 2, according to a federal indictment. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Monday, pleading not guilty to one felony count of making a false statement on a passport application and another of use of passport obtained through a false statement, according to Department of Justice spokesman Thom Mrozek. Dandach, a 2012 graduate...

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