The U.S. Department of Justice reports two men from Milwaukee have been charged with attempting to help ISIS.
Yosvany Padilla-Conde, 30, and Jason Ludke, 35, both of Milwaukee, were arrested near San Angelo, Texas by the FBI and local law enforcement .
According to the complaint , the two were traveling from Wisconsin to Mexico where they intended to acquire aid and documents necessary to travel to Syria, Yemen and/or Iraq.
Federal court documents say Ludke wanted to join ISIS and started talking to someone online about those plans, not knowing the person was an undercover FBI employee.
Ludke told the agent he was living in Milwaukee with his "brother," later identified as Padilla-Conde, the complaint said.
The two sent videos to the undercover agent pledging their allegiance to ISIS, according to the criminal complaint. Ludke allegedly told the agent he "is from USA and that he wants to make 'hijra' (migration) away from 'darul kufr' (land of the infidel)."
Documents said Ludke became a Muslim in 2003, and his last known address before Milwaukee is in Green Bay.
Padilla-Conde told investigators that "Ludke often speaks of becoming 'learned' and joining the Islamic State," according to the court documents.
Ludke is charged with attempt to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Padilla-Conde is charged with aiding and abetting the attempt to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul L. Kanter.