According to a five-count indictment, unsealed Thursday (14 December), prosecutors said the suspect, USA citizen Zoobia Shahnaz, was caught attempting to leave the country. The government says Shahnaz was detained on July 31 at John F. Kennedy airport as she was headed to Pakistan by way of Istanbul, from where they believe she meant to enter Syria and join ISIS.
According to Justice Department court filings, the defendant used more than a dozen credit cards - six of which allegedly were fraudulently obtained - to buy approximately $62,700 in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The Justice Department says Shahnaz then began transferring money overseas to support ISIS, while taking measures to disguise the nature and objective of the funds and avoid transaction reporting requirements.
It added: "These transactions were created to avoid transaction reporting requirements, hide the identity, source and destination of the illicitly obtained monies, and, ultimately, benefit ISIS". The entire scheme is believed to have taken place between March 2017 and August 2017. Upon inspection her electronic devices were found to contain searches for Isis material.
Her lawyer says she was sending money to help Syrian refugees. According to the New York Daily News, she was intercepted at JFK with $9,500 in cash on her person and a travel itinerary to Islamabad, Pakistan, with a layover in Turkey - a common flight plan for people attempting to enter Syria from Turkey to link up with ISIS forces.
"The defendant defrauded numerous financial institutions and obtained over $85,000 in illicit proceeds, which she converted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies", the DOJ explained in a statement.
The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of NY charged Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and three substantive counts of money laundering. The FBI New York Joint Terrorism Task Force kept this woman from her risky and potentially deadly goal.
A Long Island woman was indicted Thursday after she allegedly laundered more than $85,000 through Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies overseas to the Islamic State.
She was arrested and charged with bank fraud and four counts of money laundering, Acting US Attorney Bridget Rohde said in a statement. The government says Shahnaz converted the cryptocurrencies back to US dollars and deposited the funds into a checking account in her name.
In Spain , there are no strikes planned for pilots, but ground staff unions have not ruled out action on December 30. The Portuguese pilot union has requested a meeting and Ryanair has offered to meet them on Thursday December 21st.
It's a clear indication that Sonia Gandhi will now be available only for strategies but not on the forefront. Sonia also held the positions of UPA chairperson and head of the Congress Parliamentary board.
Here it goes again, it goes back to my instant oatmeal (quote): Everybody wants it right away. "He's a great player", Ball said. There is nothing bad in that, it is just the rite of passage that every rookie, even James, endured.
They'll stand out as they streak across the darkened sky, and there could be about 60 meteors an hour at the peak. Even if you missed the height of the handsome display, meteor showers will last until dawn on December 14.
Since November, community members have had the opportunity to adopt a family in need and purchase Christmas gifts for them. More than 2,200 applications were accepted this year, proving the need is growing in our community.
But now according to some rumors, Samsung Galaxy S9 to Launch on February 27, 2018, which is probably the second day of MWC 2018. However, Samsung has already started working on a Mini compact device which could be the Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini smartphone.
In addition to Fairlawn, cemeteries in nearby towns like Sumner, Morrison and Glencoe will be holding their own wreath ceremonies. Instructions will be provided to those who volunteer to lay and remove wreaths; wreath distribution will begin at 9:15 a. m.
If the researchers lose track of weaker signals or miss them, they would also be losing the possibility to find new exoplanets. The neural network learned to identify these by using signals that had been vetted and confirmed in Kepler's planet catalog.
The court ruling on Wednesday may well deepen sentiment among A.N.C. officials that it is time for a clear break with Mr. Mlambo rebuked Zuma, saying he had attempted to interfere with the Constitutional obligation of the Public Protector.
Text in image search is now rolling out and will be available to all Office 365 commercial subscribers by the end of December. Further, the representative added that in the US alone, almost one-third of desktop searches are done on Bing.
16-year-old's Harvard acceptance video goes viral
We live about 30 minutes away; and more often than not, we end up clocking in at 7 a.m. and clocking out at 7 p.m. His brother previously got accepted to Stanford, another world-leading university .
Take Boise State over OR in an upset special
The Las Vegas Bowl is the first matchup of bowl season and it quite possibly could be the game that features the best uniforms. Oregon didn't just win three of four, the Ducks blew out teams like Utah, Arizona and in-state rival Oregon State.
Free flu shots offered to uninsured adults in Sedgwick County
The majority of people hit by the flu this season will recover; however, hundreds of thousands of others won't be as lucky. Children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are seen most at risk for the disease, which can be fatal.
Oil recovers on big U.S. crude stock drawdown
The oil pipeline will likely be shut down for two to three weeks, Ineos director Tom Crotty told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. Operator INEOS declared force majeure on Forties, the first such declaration in decades.
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It [Facebook] said the initial test it carried out showed that satisfaction improved by 18 percent when Ad Breaks were delayed. Previously videos had to be a minimum of 90 seconds, and the first ad break was allowed to appear after 20 seconds.
Jeff Grimes named new BYU offensive coordinator
Prior to coaching with the Hokies, Grimes spent four seasons at Auburn from 2009-2012 as the offensive line coach. Brigham Young is hiring LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes as their new offensive coordinator.