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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jamshid Muhtorov and Bakhtiyor Jumaev Guilty of Providing Material Support to Terrorists

Today Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer announced that a jury in the U.S. District Court in Denver found Jamshid Muhtorov guilty on three counts involving material support to a terrorist organization.  The guilty verdicts come after a 19-day trial before Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane.  The defendant was acquitted of an additional count. 

“Jamshid Muhtorov and Bakhtiyor Jumaev, who was previously convicted, conspired and attempted to provide material support to the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), a designated foreign terrorist organization,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “Thanks to all the prosecutors, agents, and analysts on these cases, these defendants will now be held accountable for their crimes.”

“The jury verdict today reflects the strength and character of our prosecution team, the FBI, and the American justice system," said U.S. Attorney Troyer. "We thank the jury for their essential role in that system and service to our country.” 

On April 30, 2018, a jury in the U.S. District Court found Muhtorov’s co-defendant, Bakhtiyor Jumaev, guilty of similar charges.  Sentencing for Jumaev is scheduled for July 18, 2018.  Sentencing for Muhtorov has not yet been set.  

Topic(s): 
Counterterrorism
Press Release Number: 
18 - 826
Updated June 21, 2018