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United States v. Moalin

San Diego residents Basaaly Saeed Moalin, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, aka Mohamed Khadar, and Issa Doreh were charged yesterday, November 2, 2010, with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country and related offenses. 

The indictment, which was handed up on October 22, 2010 and unsealed yesterday, November 2, the three defendants conspired to provide money to al-Shabaab, a violent and brutal militia group in Somalia. The indictment is available here

Al-Shabaab was designated a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department in February 2008. 

As of this date, U.S. Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo arraigned Moalin on the indictment and ordered him held without bail pending a detention hearing scheduled for November 5, 2010. Mohamud and Doreh are expected to appear before Judge Gallo on November 3, 2010 for arraignment. 

For more information, review Robert Chesney's article posted on the Journal of National Security Law & Policy website here

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