Maria Bell, 53, was arrested Wednesday at her home in Hopatcong, federal prosecutors said.
Bell is accused of sending money and other information to members of the al-Nusra Front and concealing her actions, secondo gli Stati Uniti. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
“Bell used encrypted applications to communicate with and provide advice to fighters based in Syria who were members of the (ANF) … fighting the Assad regime,” the Justice Department said in a press release, citando atti giudiziari.
Bell is accused of communicating directly with and giving money to one member of the terror organization through Western Union in an attempt to hide the source of the money and also “provided him advice on weapons and ammunition,” gli stati di rilascio.
The Army veteran allegedly used her specialized weapons training to provide weapons assistance to the individual.
In a communication with the individual, Bell made comments about fighting, Compreso, “Are you ready to fight in front line with other fighters? You are no longer young child like you used to be,” secondo gli atti giudiziari.
She said in another: “It will be frightening. But I am with you.”
Bell faces up to 10 anni di prigione e a $ 250,000 fine if convicted. Her attorney has declined to comment on the charges.