OC Woman Sentenced For Wiring Money To Pakistan To Fund Terror Attacks

SANTA ANA (AP) — A La Palma woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for wiring money to Pakistan to help fund terrorist attacks against U.S. military personnel.

Oytun Ayse Mihalik, a Turkish citizen with permanent resident status in the United States, was sentenced Friday in federal court in Santa Ana. She pleaded guilty in August to one count of providing material support to terrorists.

Prosecutors said 40-year-old Mihalik admitted that she provided about $2,000 to a person in Pakistan with the intention that the money would be used for attacks against U.S. military personnel and other people overseas.

Mihalik, who worked as a pharmacist, has been in federal custody since she was arrested in August after she attempted to board a flight to her native Turkey.

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