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3 accused in al-Shabab terror-funding plot

3 accused in al-Shabab terror-funding plot

A Missouri man and a Minnesotan are among three facing charges in a plot to funnel money to a Somalia terror group.
An indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses Mohamud Abdi Yusuf of St. Louis of providing material support to al-Shabab. Yusuf along with Abdi Mahdi Hussein of Minneapolis also are accused of conspiring to structure financial transactions.
A third man, Duane Mohamed Diriye, is also charged and remains at-large.
The U.S. government alleges that from 2008 through at least July 2009, Yusuf used aliases in wiring funds to al-Shabab supporters in Somalia. Hussein allegedly worked a money-transferring businesses.
Both men made court appearances Tuesday. Yusuf's public defender declined comment, and it wasn't known if Hussein had an attorney.