SANTA ANA (CBS) — A La Palma woman is accused of sending money to Pakistan to help fund attacks against the U.S. military.

Oytun Ayse Mihalik, 39, a Turkish citizen with permanent resident status in the U.S., was arrested Aug. 27 just before boarding a flight to Turkey.

She had a one-way ticket and was indicted three days later and charged with making false statements to federal agents, according to Thom Mrozek of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

An additional indictment filed today alleges Mihalik sent a total of $2,050 in three wire transfers to someone in Pakistan at the end of 2010 and the beginning of this year, according to Mrozek.

The indictments allege Mihalik lied to federal investigators during an interview at Los Angeles International Airport on Aug. 8 when she returned from a six-month trip to Turkey, Mrozek said. Mihalik is also accused of lying when she told agents she never used an alias when sending money through Western Union to someone overseas, Mrozek said.

Mihalik has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of making false statements. An arraignment date has not been scheduled on the additional charges, Mrozek said.

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Comments (11)
  1. Proud American says:

    This woman should be executed. For those opposed to the death penalty? She should have her US residency permanently revoked and never be allowed to set foot on American soil again.

  2. Uhoh says:

    Stone her to death

  3. BIG JOHN says:

    this is what i have been saying . these people want to take everything from you. your way of life your families way of life the very air you breath . but so many want you to have your gaze south of the border . yes south of the border is something we will have to deal with but do not let some people take your gaze away from what is the real danger to our home the USA

    1. Alpha Kenny Juan says:

      Big John, if we butt out of their countries I guarantee you they’ll leave us alone. If we withdrew our troops from Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Al Qaeda wouldn’t be able to recruit anybody to fight us. As for Iran, maybe if the CIA left Mossadegh alone and didn’t install the Shah in his place, they wouldn’t hate us so much. (Oh, but you don’t know the history of the region, do you?)

      1. Mike in Dearborn, MI says:

        You are a creep jerk, go back to your rag head days jerk. If you knew anything about the cutthroat Ottoman empire you would understand why the world hates the Arabs. Look what these jerks have done to the world history, they state that
        the Jews don’t belong in Israel. You can’t guarantee anything if you think you can
        guarantee these idiots will leave anybody alone. They are out for world domination.

      2. Alpha Kenny Juan says:

        Ottomans are not Arabs; there are plenty of Arabs who were victimized by the Ottoman Empire. Since we’re on the topic of empires, what religion were Nazis? Oh, they weren’t Muslim? How about Stalin – was he Muslim? Oh, I see. How about the Hutus in Rwanda? They were Catholic? Oh, I see. How about those nice folks who brought us the Crusades? Aha. So your points are completely moot, and your anti-Muslim bias is just another example of racist fearmongering. You have very little capacity for rational thought. Take your medication, go to bed, and leave these discussion boards to the educated adults

  4. Josie says:

    Agreed – Really Permanent Status? For what? Has she paid taxes? Is she part of the 99% or even the 51%? Get her out of the USA – and then stone her! Actually – why allow tax payers to pay for her trial – send her back to turkey and allow them to deal with her – but charge turkey for her return flight – please!

    1. wg//af says:


      I’m glad I don’t have money to send anyone. I get entitlements and don’t have to worry about working or taxes. I can sit on my computer and talk sh!t all day long. The working man is a sucker.


        But I like the smell of garbage just how I like the smell of sweaty balls.

  5. Glad I'm an American says:

    She’s a terrorist. Send her remains to Turkish Embassy in Washington.

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