Husband, wife accused of supporting ISIS due in federal court

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Two of the three suspects from St. Louis County arrested for allegedly supporting ISIS fighters are due in federal court Wednesday. The hearing is set to take place inside the Eagleton building at 2p.m. It is for an arraignment and detention hearing. The two suspects due in court this afternoon are husband and wife. The case against them and the rest of the suspects is laid out in this federal indictment.

Ramiz Hodzic, 40 and his 35-year-old wife Sedina Hodzic are due in court today. They were arrested at their south county condo last Friday. The third suspect from St. Louis County also locked up is identified as 37-year-old Armin Harcevic. Those three and three other suspects are all charged in a federal indictment unsealed last Friday with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists. Ramiz Hodzic and one of the other suspects are also charged with conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country.

The indictment says the suspects funneled money and materials including military uniforms and rifle scopes to terrorist groups fighting in places like Syria and Iraq. Those terrorist groups allegedly inlcuded ISIS and Al Qaida.

Investigators say the crimes took place in 2013 and 2014.

Among the fighters that the suspects are accused of helping is a former St. Louisan who is fighting for ISIS.

The indictment says the suspects used Western Union, Pay Pal and Facebook to communicate with people in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. All six of the suspects are Bosnians who immirated to the United States.

Leaders in the St. Louis Bosian community have spoken out against the suspects and denounced their alleged support for terrorism.

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