JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One of three men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the U.S. is scheduled to appear in a Florida courtroom for a detention hearing.
Abror Habibov was arrested in Jacksonville last week and charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
The 30-year-old Habibov ran cellphone repair kiosks at malls in Virginia, Florida and Georgia and federal prosecutors say he helped fund 19-year-old Akhror Saidakhmetov's efforts to join the Islamic State group in Syria.
Saidakhmetov and another man, 24-year-old Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, were arrested in Brooklyn.
Habibov, a native of Uzbekistan, is being without bail in Florida.