Edgewood man charged with supporting ISIL

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 17:50:36-05

An Edgewood man accused of supporting a terrorist organization has been indicted on federal charges.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging 30-year-old Mohamed Elshinawy with conspiring to provide and providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, a designated foreign terrorist organization; terrorism financing; and making false statements in connection with a terrorism matter.

"According to the allegations in the indictment, Elshinawy conspired to provide material support to ISIL and received funds in order to carry out an attack,"  Assistant Attorney General Carlin said in a release.  "When confronted by the FBI, he lied in order to conceal his support for ISIL and the steps he took to provide material support to the deadly foreign terrorist organization. This indictment is the next step in holding Elshinawy accountable."

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