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US woman sentenced to 13 years for using cryptocurrency to fund ISIS
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A US woman was on Friday sentenced to 13 years in prison for sending over $150,000 to terrorist organization ISIS?much of it in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Zoobia Shahnaz, of Long Island, New York, pleaded guilty in November 2018 for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
The Department of Justice announced yesterday that Shahnaz sent over $150,000 to people and groups in Pakistan, China, and Turkey that were affiliated with ISIS. The money had been raised fraudulently?as part of her heist, Shahnaz used stolen credit cards to buy around $62,000 in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Shahnaz also planned to move to Syria to join ISIS and had researched the group online. Jihad-related propaganda?including a photo of a suicide belt and a night vision scope?was found at her home in Long Island, the Department of Justice said.