New Charges For Brooklyn Men In al-Qaida Case
NEW YORK (AP) — New terrorism charges have been brought in New York against two U.S. citizens accused of trying to aid al-Qaida.
New charges including providing material support to al-Qaida and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act were in a superceding indictment announced Tuesday.
The fresh charges were brought against Wesam El-Hanafi, of Brooklyn, and Sabirhan Hasanoff. Hasanoff is also a citizen of Australia.
A conviction could support a prison sentence of up to 70 years. The two Brooklyn men are accused of aiding al-Qaida with money and computer assistance.
El-Hanafi’s lawyer has said that government evidence includes Internet chats in which his client didn’t participate. Messages left with their lawyers were not immediately returned.
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