USA v. Said, Mohamed Hussain

Al Qaida, Al-Qaida in Iraq/Al-Nusrah Front, Al-Shabaab

[SDFL] Mohamed Hussein Said, a citizen and resident of Nairobi, Kenya was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to three separately designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, al-Qaida, al-Qaida in Iraq/al-Nusrah Front, and al-Shabaab. Said was charged along with Gufran Ahmed Mohammed in a fifteen-count indictment with conspiring to provide, and attempting to provide, material support to the terrorist organizations. During the conspiracy, Said received a series of wire transfers from co-conspirator Gufran Ahmed Mohammed for the purpose of supporting Al-Shabaab, and recruited experienced Al-Shabaab fighters for AQI/Al-Nusrah Front to fight in the conflict in Syria. Additionally, Said tried to recruit other individuals for attacks within the United States.

Related Topics: Prosecutions, Terror Financing