WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Not Guilty Plea For Minn. Man In Somali Case

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know For July 28
  2. Lightning Strike At Venice Beach Kills 1, Injures Others
  3. New Zip Line Debuts At Mall Of America
  4. Who's That In The Stands During 'Little Big League'?
  5. Get Movin' Monday: How To Slow Down Our Busy Lives

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota man accused of helping young Somalis travel from the U.S. to fight in their homeland has pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-six-year-old Omer Abdi Mohamed, of St. Anthony, entered his plea Monday in federal court in St. Paul.

A superseding indictment made public last month accuses Mohamed of holding mobilizing meetings at mosques and homes and conspiring with others to provide money and weapons. Mohamed faces a July 19 trial on terrorism charges.

Prosecutors say he never traveled to Somalia but helped others who did.

He is free but required to wear an electronic monitor on his ankle.

About 20 young men are thought to have traveled from the Minneapolis area to Somalia in recent years to join al-Shabab, a group classified by the U.S. government as a terror organization.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus