LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Turkish woman living in Orange County is facing federal terrorism charges after she reportedly sent money to fund anti-American attacks in Pakistan.

Oytun Ayse Mihalik, 39, of La Palma was indicted Thursday on charges of providing material to support terrorists. Mihalik is a lawful permanent resident of the United States, employed as a pharmacist.

According to court documents, Mihalik sent a total of $2,050 in three Western Union wire transfers over a three week period at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011.

The money was to be used to carry out attacks against American service members overseas, Department of Justice officials said.

Mihalik is also accused of making false statements in a matter involving international terrorism.

She was arrested on Aug. 27 trying to board a one-way flight to Turkey, DOJ officials said.

Mihalik faces a maximum 23 years in prison if convicted.

A trial date has been set for Feb. 14.

Comments (4)
  1. Hooray 4 USA says:

    Congrats to our government for charging this person. Only 23 years? Can we please get the lawmakers to up these sentences. This is one Turkey that is going to the Pen.

  2. bletch says:

    Isnt that Treason?

  3. Andranik says:

    Well, it seems this country is in love with turkey. F@%^ing turks

  4. wg//af says:

    Wow, for $2,000 the dumbf**ks are going to spend $50,000+/yr to lock her up. Good thing there arent anymore like her around.

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