St. Louis man accused of financing terrorists remains jailed

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Bosnian immigrant accused of funneling money and military supplies to terror groups in Iraq and Syria will remain in federal custody after a brief court hearing Friday.

Forty-year-old Ramiz Hodzic of St. Louis County is accused of using Facebook, PayPal, Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service to coordinate shipments of money and supplies through an intermediary in Turkey. He has pleaded not guilty.

After the judge ruled he remain in custody, Hodzic's court-appointed attorney requested that the rest of the hearing be delayed to a later date. The lawyer provided no explanation for his request in court and declined comment afterward.

Hodzic's wife Sedina faces similar charges, along with four other Bosnian immigrants living in St. Louis County; Schiller Park and Rockford, Illinois; and Utica, New York.

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