MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A man has been sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted helping raise money so others could travel from Minnesota to Somalia to join a terror group.
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud was the last of four men sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis.
Mahamud pleaded guilty in 2012 to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He lived in Eden Prairie until 2011, when he moved to Ohio.
Mahamud admitted that from 2008 through February 2011, he and others conspired to provide money and people to al-Shabab, knowing the group was a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Authorities say that more than 20 young men left Minnesota to join al-Shabab starting in 2007.