Utica man pleads guilty to terror charges, faces 15 years in prison

A man from Utica pleaded guilty Tuesday to providing material support to terrorists, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 5:42 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2019 5:44 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – A man from Utica pleaded guilty Tuesday to providing material support to terrorists, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Nihad Rosic, 31, was charged with one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count of providing material support to terrorists.

Four others were also charged in the indictment, including Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, and Armin Harcevic, all of St. Louis County, Mo.; and Mediha Medy Salkicevic, of Schiller Park, Ill.

According to court documents, Rosic and Ramiz Hodzic agreed to provide money and other materials to Abdullah Ramo Pazara and others who were involved in the unlawful, willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of people in Syria and elsewhere.

In May 2014, Rosic communicated directly with Pazara regarding plans to meet in Syria and join him in combat against people and entities in Syria.

Rosic faces up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000, per count.

His sentencing is scheduled for April 16, 2020.

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