SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two of three San Diego men accused of routing money to a Somalia-based terrorist group have pleaded not guilty.
The three men are among at least six people accused in the scheme, with other charges coming in Minnesota and Missouri.READ MORE: 'It's Heartbreaking': ArcLight Cinemas, Pacific Theatres Closing Permanently Due To Pandemic Losses
Federal investigators say the men coordinated fundraising efforts and money transfers to al-Shabab in 2007 and 2008. The U.S. government says al-Shabab has ties to al-Qaida.READ MORE: 'We Are Seeing Our Economy Come Back To Life': Study Shows That Consumer Confidence In OC Is On The Rise As Residents Brace For Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud and Issa Doreh entered their pleas Wednesday in San Diego. They are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.
Moalin also is accused of providing a house in Somalia for al-Shabab fighters.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Hospitalized After Large Explosion At Valley Glen Home, Investigation Ongoing
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