Missouri: 3 Men Charged in Plot to Funnel Money for Terrorism

By benim
In East Africa
Nov 4th, 2010

A Missouri man and a Minnesotan are among three people facing charges in a plot to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia. An indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, of St. Louis, of providing material support to the group, known as the Shabab. Mr. Yusuf and Abdi Mahdi Hussein, of Minneapolis, are also accused of conspiring to structure financial transactions. A third man, Duane Mohamed Diriye, is also charged and remains at large. The federal government alleges that from 2008 through at least July 2009, Mr. Yusuf used aliases in wiring funds to Shabab supporters in Somalia. Mr. Hussein is alleged to have worked at a money-transferring business. Both men made court appearances on Tuesday.

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