American Woman Faces 20-Year Sentence for Using Bitcoin to Fund ISIS17.38

A Pakistani-American woman is facing up to 20 years in prison after she admitted to sending Bitcoin to a terrorist organization to fund their deadly criminal operation and activities.

Zoobia Shahnaz, a 27-year old New York hospital technician, has admitted to a Federal Court Judge that she took out a fraudulent $22,500 loan and a number of fraudulent credit cards in order to raise a grand total of $62,000. The raised funds were used to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which were then sent to various ISIS shell companies across the globe.

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