SAN DIEGO – A Somali-born woman in San Diego accused of routing money and people to a terrorist organization in her native country will remain in jail for now.
Nima Ali Yusuf appeared briefly Tuesday in U.S. District Court, where she waived her right to a custody hearing and agreed to remain in jail with the option of arguing for her release at a later date.
Prosecutors say the 24-year-old permanent U.S. resident sent about $800 to al-Shabab and tried to recruit fighters.
Yusuf is among seven people of Somali descent indicted nationwide in recent weeks and accused of conspiring to provide support to the organization al-Shabab.
The al-Qaida-linked militia is trying to overthrow the African nation's transitional government and install a strict brand of Islam.