Terror Funding Defendant Wants Federal Case Dismissed

Oct 9, 2015

The Missouri Supreme Court
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 A former Missouri resident now living in California is seeking the dismissal of a federal indictment accusing him of playing a role in an effort to support terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Armin Harcevic is among six people indicted in St. Louis on charges of supplying money and equipment to fighters with designated foreign terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State group.

Harcevic's attorneys claim in a court filing Wednesday that prosecutors don't have "sufficient facts" to prove intent to support an act of terrorism.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that lawyers for the co-defendants with pending cases were given until Nov. 16 to file motions to dismiss during a hearing Thursday. Officials acknowledged the volume of evidence and the need to translate much of it into English.