A Glen Allen woman who lied to the FBI about her support for the Islamic State was sentenced Monday to four and a half years in prison.
Heather Elizabeth Coffman, 30, was arrested in November. With credit for time served, she will spend roughly four years behind bars under the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr.
Federal sentencing guidelines called for a term of 46 to 57 months in prison, and Michael R. Gill, an assistant U.S. attorney, sought the stiffest punishment called for.
“At the time of her arrest, she was very dangerous,” argued Gill. Among other things, Coffman admitted to using social media to try to help get a man she fell in love with over the Internet to join ISIS.