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Canadian man extradited to U.S. on terrorism funding expenses pleads responsible

Canadian man extradited to U.S. on terrorism funding expenses pleads responsible

An Edmonton man who was extradited to the US to face expenses he helped fund Islamic State terrorism has pleaded responsible in trade for a 20-year jail sentence.

An announcement from the US Division of Justice says that in keeping with his plea settlement in federal court docket Friday, Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi admitted he supplied cash to his 4 cousins, in addition to former San Diego resident Douglas McAuthur McCain, to fund their terrorist actions in Syria.

The assertion says he additionally admitted to robbing an Edmonton jewellery retailer in 2014 to finance the conspirators’ journey from North America to help and be part of terrorist fighters in Syria.

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Abdullahi was indicted in California in March 2017 and arrested by Canadian authorities in September 2017.

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In June 2019, the Alberta Courtroom of Attraction upheld his extradition and the justice division assertion says he was turned over to U.S. authorities later that yr.

The assertion notes that each one 4 of his cousins and McCain, who was the primary recognized American to die preventing the Islamic State, have since reportedly been killed.

“Terrorist networks can’t survive with out individuals like Abdullahi,” U.S. Lawyer Randy Grossman stated within the assertion.

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“Our high precedence is defending Individuals from terrorists, and with immediately’s responsible plea, now we have delivered justice to somebody who instantly funded violence.”

The assertion stated the terrorist actions included homicide, kidnapping and maiming of individuals in Syria.

Moreover, it stated Abdullahi admitted that he and others wired and brought on cash to be wired to third-party intermediaries in Gaziantep, Turkey, not removed from the Syrian border, to help preventing and terrorist exercise in Syria.

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Grossman thanked the RCMP and the Edmonton Police Service, in addition to prosecution companies in Canada for his or her assist.

The assertion stated Douglas’ brother, Marchello McCain, was beforehand convicted in San Diego federal court docket and sentenced to 10 years in custody for unlawful possession of a cache of firearms and offering false statements to FBI brokers concerning his information of the conspiracy, together with the involvement of Abdullahi.

© 2021 The Canadian Press

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