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Illinois Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges of Providing Material Support to Terrorists

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – JASMINKA ROMIC, Rockford, Illinois, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States by conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and designated foreign terrorist organizations. She entered her plea of guilty earlier today in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry. Sentencing has been set for January 5, 2016.

If convicted, the crime of Conspiracy to Commit Offenses Against the United States carries a penalty ranging up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000.  In determining the actual sentence, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the St. Louis FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) - Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U. S. Postal Inspection Service, St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County Police Departments, with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew Drake, Howard Marcus and Kenneth Tihen of the Eastern District of Missouri and Mara Kohn, a Trial Attorney in the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice.

Updated September 30, 2015