WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Latest News

Somali May Live In Ohio Pending Terror Sentencing

View Comments
(credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Children Of Military Service Members Honored At State Capitol
  2. Yellow Ribbon Program Assists Families With Soldiers Overseas
  3. Lakeville Places Limits On Short-Term Spare Room Rentals
  4. Students Get Insight Into Music Biz Through Collaborative Performance
  5. Wis. Man Who Inspired Many Passes Away

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Somali-American who pleaded guilty to a terror charge in Minnesota will be allowed to live in Ohio with his wife and child pending sentencing.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ahmed Hussein Mahamud admitted this month that he helped raise money so others could travel from Minnesota to Somalia to join al-Shabab.

Mahamud lived in Eden Prairie until last year, when he moved to Westerville, Ohio. He’s been at a halfway house in Minnesota since his June arrest, but a judge says he can now leave.

Prosecutors did not object to Mahamud’s request to return to Ohio pending sentencing. A date has not been set.

Minnesota’s federal investigation into the recruitment of fighters for the al-Qaida-linked group is ongoing. Since 2007, at least 21 men are believed to have left Minnesota to join al-Shabab.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus