Authorities have charged three U.S. citizens and one Canadian with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State, the Justice Department confirmed on Thursday.
Prosecutors with the Eastern District of New York unsealed an indictment on Wednesday against the three men and one woman, charging them with attempting to provide support to both ISIS and the Islamic State of Iraq.
Mohammad Hashimi, 35, of Potomac Falls, Va., Abdullah At Taqi, 23, of Queens, N.Y., Seema Rahman, 25, of Edison, N.J. were arrested in those municipalities Wednesday. Khalilullah Yousuf, 34, of Ontario, Canada was arrested the same day by Canadian authorities, acting on a request from U.S. prosecutors.
Prosecutors contend the group raised more than $35,000 which was donated to ISIS and related groups.
All four defendants have made their initial court appearances and were denied bail pending trial.