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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jamshid Muhtorov and Bakhtiyor Jumaev Guilty of Providing Material Support to a Terrorist Organization

DENVER – A jury in U.S. District Court in Denver today found Jamshid Muhtorov guilty on three counts involving material support to a terrorist organization, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer announced.  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. The Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers joined in today's announcement.

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

“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.”

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. 

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CASE NUMBER: 12-cr-00033
Updated June 21, 2018