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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Illinois Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

St. Louis, MO – Mediha Medy Salkicevic, a/k/a Medy Ummuluna, a/k/a Bosna Mexico, 38, pled guilty today to one federal count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.  Salkicevic appeared today before Judge Catherine D. Perry who accepted her plea and set her sentencing for June 18, 2019.

According to court documents, on or before February 5, 2015, Salkicevic conspired with others to support the activities of Abdullah Ramo Pazara and others, including a conspiracy to commit outside the United States an act that would constitute the offense of murder or maiming if committed in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.  Salkicevic intended to support and provide resources to Pazara, knowing that he and his co-conspirators would use the support and resources in furtherance of their combat against Syrian government forces and others.  The support consisted of money and supplies such as military uniforms, first aid material, rifle scopes, combat boots, and other supplies useful to fighters engaged in combat.

Salkicevic faces up to 15 years imprisonment and/or a fine of 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 and Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Postal Inspection Service, St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew Drake, Howard Marcus and Kenneth Tihen of the Eastern District of Missouri and Trial Attorney Joshua Champagne of the Department of Justice’s Counterterrorism Section.

Topic(s): 
Counterterrorism
Updated March 21, 2019