(New York, N.Y.) – Counter Extremism Project (CEP) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace and President Frances F. Townsend released the following statement today following the arrest of Kim Anh Vo by the FBI:
“CEP is grateful to all of the law enforcement agencies whose investigation led to the arrest of Ms. Vo this week. It is always shocking when Americans are charged with supporting terror organizations like ISIS. Ms. Vo’s alleged association with terrorists and direct violent threats against CEP are indefensible. America is safer today with Ms. Vo in custody. CEP will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and prosecutors in whatever way we can.”
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Vo is charged with one count of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Between January and February 2017, Vo allegedly recruited other individuals to create online content in support of ISIS, including a video threatening CEP and its CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace. The video contained messages such as, “You messed with the Islamic State, SO EXPECT US SOON,” followed by a scene displaying a photograph of Wallace.