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Rochester women found guilty in terror funding case

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 47) -- A jury has convicted two Rochester women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.

Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan have been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Hassan is also facing two counts of false statement to the FBI while Ali faces twelve further counts of financial support.

They were found guilty on all counts.

During the trial, the prosecution led it's case with wire taps from numerous conversations between the two defendants and the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab. The prosecution also presented evidence of money transfers for more than $8,000. The transfers are dated from September 17, 2008 to July 19, 2009.

The defense maintains the women collected money for charity.

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