Woman from Indiana pleads guilty to aiding the Islamic State terrorist group
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- Samantha Elhassani Samantha Elhassani is a Indiana woman who says she was tricked...[+]
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A woman who once lived in Elkhart is guilty of providing financial aid to ISIS.
33-year-old Samantha Elhassani took a deal from federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty Monday. In return for her guilty plea, conspiracy charges against her were dismissed.
Elhassani admitted that, in 2014 and 2015, she made three trips from the US to Hong Kong, carrying more than $30,000 in gold and cash intended for ISIS.
She became involved with the Islamic State after her husband and his brother joined the terrorist group in late 2014; her husband was killed in Syria.
Elhassani has not yet been sentenced.