CRIME

Man arrested in Florida in connection with Islamic State plot to appear in Florida court

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.