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4th suspect accused of raising money for terror group

December 3, 2010 |  4:14 pm

A fourth person has been indicted in San Diego on federal charges of raising money for a group in Somalia branded by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization.

Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud, 35, of Anaheim is charged with raising money for al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked group dedicated to using violence to overthrow the Somali government. The group also is accused of bombing a gathering of soccer fans in Uganda during the World Cup.

During a conversation with a co-defendant, Mohamud was told that the money was needed for "the young men who are firing the bullets," according to the indictment.

Mohamud was arraigned Friday and ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adler to be held without bail. A hearing is set for next week.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego