SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A 22-year-old Oakland man pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday to charges that included attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Amer Alhaggagi is accused in a July 21 grand jury indictment of seeking to aid ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization, by opening social media accounts to promote and benefit the group last year.READ MORE: San Jose Arts Committee Votes to Remove Controversial Statue of Thomas Fallon
Alhaggagi also pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Laporte to three other charges related to fraudulent use of another person’s debit card. Those charges are fraudulent possession of access-device-making equipment; unauthorized use of another person’s debit card; and aggravated identity theft.READ MORE: Multiple Earthquakes Rattle Sierra Nevada Near Truckee Thursday Night
Laporte ordered Alhaggagi retained in custody and ordered him to appear before U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, the trial judge assigned to the case, for a status conference on August 29.MORE NEWS: Pandemic Weight Problems, Eating Disorders Affect Children
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