Armin Harcevic

Missouri-based Armin Harcevic is a Bosnian immigrant and suspected facilitator for foreign extremist groups, allegedly including the Nusra Front and ISIS.“Indictment,” United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, February 5, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-edmo/legacy/2015/02/06/terorism_indictment.pdf. In early February 2015, Harcevic was arrested on charges of conspiring and providing support to a terrorist organization.“Indictment,” United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, February 5, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-edmo/legacy/2015/02/06/terorism_indictment.pdf. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 66 months in prison.“Bosnian National Sentenced for Providing Material Support to Terrorists,” U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Missouri, August 9, 2019, https://www.justice.gov/usao-edmo/pr/bosnian-national-sentenced-providing-material-support-terrorists.

Along with five others, including Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, Sedina Unkic Hodzic, Nihad Rosic, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, Jasminka Ramic, Harcevic allegedly collected and transferred money to now-deceased foreign fighter Abdullah Ramo Pazara, as well as other fighters in Syria and Iraq.“Indictment,” United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, February 5, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-edmo/legacy/2015/02/06/terorism_indictment.pdf. They allegedly collected and mailed supplies such as military uniforms, combat boots, firearms accessories, optical equipment, and other gear and supplies.“Indictment,” United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, February 5, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-edmo/legacy/2015/02/06/terorism_indictment.pdf.

If found guilty, Harcevic faced up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.Associated Press, “6 People charged in U.S. with supporting ISIS,” CBS News, February 6, 2015, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/6-people-charged-in-u-s-with-supporting-isis/. Initially, he pleaded not guilty in federal court in February 2015.Robert Patrick, “Sixth suspect arrested in St. Louis terror financing case,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 11, 2015, http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/sixth-suspect-arrested-in-st-louis-terror-financing-case/article_0a3a5a74-17ee-5a1d-842b-61f849bb9d33.html. However, on February 25, 2019, Harcevic pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count of providing material support to terrorists.“Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorists,” U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Missouri, February 25, 2019, https://www.justice.gov/usao-edmo/pr/man-pleads-guilty-providing-material-support-terrorists. On August 9, 2019, he was sentenced to 66 months in prison, after which he will be subject to deportation from the United States.“Bosnian National Sentenced for Providing Material Support to Terrorists,” U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Missouri, August 9, 2019, https://www.justice.gov/usao-edmo/pr/bosnian-national-sentenced-providing-material-support-terrorists. He is currently incarcerated at Victorville Medium I Federal Correctional Institute in California, with a scheduled release date of January 24, 2024.“ARMIN HARCEVIC,” Find an Inmate – Federal Bureau of Prisons, accessed March 17, 2021, https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/.

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