TOLEDO, Ohio – The Latest on four men accused of raising money for former al-Qaida leader (all times local):
Federal prosecutors opposing the release of a man accused of helping raise money for a former al-Qaida leader say he was part of an elaborate scheme.
Court documents filed by the government say the four men with Ohio ties arrested last fall used fake credit card transactions to get the money and took steps to hide funds transfers.
Now, another one of the four will ask a federal judge in Toledo on Tuesday to be released on home detention before going on trial.
One already is out on bond, while another was denied a release.
Their attorneys have denied the charges.
Federal prosecutors say $22,000 was delivered to the former al-Qaida leader months before he was linked to the failed 2009 Christmas Day bombing attempt on a Detroit-bound airliner.
Another one of the four men with Ohio ties accused of sending money to a former al-Qaida leader wants to be released from prison before going to trial.
Ibrahim Mohammad will ask a federal judge Tuesday in Toledo to be put on home detention in northern Ohio.
His attorney says Mohammad isn't a danger to the community or a flight risk.
One of the four men already is out on bond while another was denied a release.
Federal prosecutors say they were working to send money to an al-Qaida leader who was linked to the planning of several attacks against American interests before being killed in a drone strike.
Attorneys for all four have denied the charges.