2 Rochester women convicted in Somali terror funding case

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Two Rochester women were convicted of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia, according to the Pioneer Press.

The two women were 35-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 64-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan.

WXOW News reported that Hassan is also facing two counts of false statements to the FBI.

The Somali terrorist group was called Al Shabaab, and the prosecution had several wire tapped conversations between the group and the two women as well as evidence of money transfers between the parties.

According to the Pioneer Press, the U.S. designated al-Shabaab a foreign terrorist organization in 2008.

Neither woman testified during the two-week trial.

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