A Kenyan man charged in the U.S. with attempting to support foreign terrorist organizations is asking a judge to throw out key computer-related evidence against him.
A hearing is set Wednesday in Miami federal court for 27-year-old Mohamed Said, who attorney says authorities cannot prove that Said was the person using certain computers during online chats with an undercover FBI employee. Said’s lawyer says prosecutors cannot conclusively show it was Said who participated in the chats.
Said has pleaded not guilty to eight charges of conspiracy and attempted terrorism material support to a Syrian terror group and Africa’s al-Shabaab organization. His trial is scheduled for early May.
Co-defendant Gufran Mohammed was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in July to a terrorism support conspiracy charge.