St. Louis, MO – Armin Harcevic, 41, pled guilty today to an indictment in this case that charged him with one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count of providing material support to terrorists. Harcevic appeared today before Judge Catherine D. Perry who accepted his plea and set his sentencing for June 7, 2019.
“Armin Harcevic admitted to sending money to terrorists overseas,” said Special Agent in Charge Richard Quinn of the FBI St. Louis Division. “By doing so, he actively supported those seeking to do harm to the U.S. and our allies.”
Charged in the indictment are: Armin Harcevic, Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, all of St. Louis County, Missouri, Nihad Rosic, of Utica, New York, and Mediha Medy Salkicevic, of Schiller Park, Illinois. All defendants are charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and with providing material support to terrorists. Ramiz Zijad Hodzic and Nihad Rosic are also charged with conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country. The remaining defendants have pled not guilty. As is always the case, charges set forth in the indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Harcevic faces up to 15 years imprisonment and/or fines of up to $250,000 for each count. 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 (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.