Bosnian immigrants plead not guilty in terror financing case

4 years 9 months 2 days ago Wednesday, February 11 2015 Feb 11, 2015 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:49:39 PM CST February 11, 2015 in News
By: Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

ST. LOUIS (AP) - An immigrant couple from Bosnia has pleaded not guilty in St. Louis to federal charges of funneling money and military supplies to extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Attorneys for Ramiz and Sedina Hodzic of St. Louis County entered the pleas Wednesday during a brief hearing in U.S. District Court. Neither defendant spoke.

The couple is in federal custody. At the request of their attorneys, a federal magistrate judge postponed detention hearings for them until next week.

The Hodzics are among six Bosnian immigrants living in Missouri, Illinois and New York who were charged last week with conspiring to provide material support to groups the U.S. deems terrorist organizations, including Islamic State and Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-affiliated rebel group.

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