3 San Diego Men Accused of Helping Militant Group
SAN DIEGO -- Three San Diego men have been charged with conspiring to route money to a Somalia-based militant group.
According to the federal indictment unsealed Tuesday, Basaaly Saeed Moalin, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud and Issa Doreh coordinated fundraising efforts and money transfers to al-Shabab in 2007 and 2008.
Moalin also is accused of providing a house in Somalia for al-Shabab fighters. The U.S. government has declared al-Shabab a terrorist group with ties to al-Qaida.
Immigration officials arrested Moalin before he boarded a flight Sunday in San Diego. The other two were arrested Monday.
No lawyers were listed for them in the indictment, and calls to the U.S. Attorney's office were not anwered Tuesday.