via Probation in money transfer case with St. Louis ties. h/t to Shariah Finance Watch who writes:
When someone gets convicted of helping to finance a Jihadist terrorist organization, the judge should throw the book at him, no matter what his sob story is.
A Minneapolis man was sentenced in federal court in St. Louis Tuesday to three years of probation for trying to conceal the transmittal of $21,000 to Kenya and Somalia.
Abdi Mahdi Hussein, 36, helped a St. Louis cabdriver, Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, 31, send the money overseas in small transactions and using false identification to attempt to avoid detection.
Yusuf pleaded guilty Nov. 3 to conspiracy and providing material support to a designated terrorist organization, the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, although the al-Shabaab money did not go through Hussein.
Hussein lawyer Larry Hale emphasized the lack of a connection to al-Shabaab in his remarks to U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey, saying, “He had nothing to do with al-Shabaab. Had no knowledge of al-Shabaab.”
He knew enough to try and conceal the payments.
Hale said Hussein, who has a wife and young daughter living in Kenya, was on the verge of becoming a U.S. citizen before the criminal case, and still hoped to do so.
Let’s hope that someone has the sense to send this jihad-aiding Muslim back to Kenya forever. With judges like Henrey Autrey and fools in all government agencies it’s more likely this jihadi and his family will be milking American taxpayers for decades to come.
Yusuf’s sentencing will occur later this year. Authorities are still seeking the extradition of another co-defendant, Duane Mohamed Diriye, from Kenya.
It’s also a reason to shut down any and all Islamic money remitting businesses operating in the U.S., even though Congressman Keith Ellison (Muslim – Minnesota) are working to ensure operations that fund Islamic terrorists remain open.