In Brooklyn arrested a woman for financial support of terrorists

© AP Photo / Cliff OwenПолицейский in the United States. Archival photoIn Brooklyn arrested a woman for financial support of terrorists© AP Photo / Cliff Owen

U.S. prosecutors accused the 27-year-old resident of new York borough of Brooklyn in Bank fraud with the aim of material support of terrorists abroad, the statement said the Prosecutor’s office of the Eastern district.

Shahnaz Zubia was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of financial fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering support to a foreign terrorist organization and other charges.

«The suspect was brought to justice. The next court hearing will take place on 5 January,» — said in a statement.

According to the Prosecutor, from approximately March to August 2017 Zubia Shahnaz «together with others» deliberately tried to hold a scheme to seize the assets of one or more financial institutions», in particular, corporations American Express, Chase, and TD banks. In this same time period Shahnaz transferred money from USA to Pakistan, China and Turkey with the aim of «providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.» We are talking about the frauds for the sum over 80 thousand dollars.

For some charges Shahnaz could face up to 30 years in prison.

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