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Woman Sentenced for Lying About Role in Funding Somali Terrorist Group

Created: 05/16/2014 6:31 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

A 23-year-old woman was sentenced for lying to a United States Grand Jury earlier this week.

United States District Court Judge Michael J. Davis sentenced Saynab Abdirashid Hussein to three years of probation. On Aug. 28, the she was charged with one count of perjury. She pleaded guilty on Aug. 29, and has agreed to cooperate with the United States.

On June 16, 2009, the defendant lied to a United States Grand Jury saying that she did not participate in raising money for the individuals who left Minnesota to fight against Ethiopian troops then present in Somalia assisting with the internationally-recognized Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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