Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jamshid Muhtorov Indicted by Federal Grand Jury in Denver

DENVER—Late yesterday a federal grand jury in Denver returned a one-count indictment charging Jamshid Muhtorov with one count of providing material support of a designated foreign terrorist organization and attempt to do the same. If convicted, Muhtorov faces not less than 15 years in federal prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.

Today’s indictment formalizes the charges which were originally filed last Saturday evening. The defendant is in federal custody and is being transported to Colorado by the U.S. Marshals. Once he arrives in Colorado, he will make an initial court appearance. No date has yet been set for that appearance.

The charges in the indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, including their federal, state and local partners. Muhtorov is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Holloway.

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