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Case Number: 4:15-cr-00049-CDP
Judge: Catherine D. Perry
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Matthew Drake, Howard Marcus, Kenneth Tihenm and Stephen Green
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Description: St. Louis, MO - Nihad Rosic, 31, of Utica, New York, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count of providing material support to terrorists.
Also charged in the indictment are: Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, and Armin Harcevic, all of St. Louis County, Missouri, and Mediha Medy Salkicevic, of Schiller Park, Illinois. All defendants were charged and convicted of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists.
According to court documents, Rosic, agreed with co-defendant Ramiz Hodzic and others that they would provide material support, that being money and materials identified in the indictment, to Abdullah Ramo Pazara and others who engaged in combat against various entities and personnel in Syria and elsewhere. Such combat necessarily involved the unlawful, willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of persons abroad. In May 2014, Rosic communicated directly with Pazara concerning Rosic’s plans to travel to Syria, meet Pazara, and join him in combat against various persons and entities in Syria.
Rosic faces up to 15 years imprisonment and/or fines of up to $250,000, per count. In determining the actual sentence, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
Assistant Attorney General Demers and U.S Attorney Jensen commended the St. Louis FBI and all of the Joint Terrorism Task Force Joint partners for their commitment and tenacity in a lengthy and complex investigation as well as their dedication to this successful prosecution.
This case was investigated by the St. Louis FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Postal Inspection Service, St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County Police Departments.
CONSPIRACY TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS
CONSPIRACY TO KILL AND MAIM PERSONS IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS
Outcome: 12/10/2019 682 ELECTRONIC MINUTE ENTRY (no pdf attached) for proceedings held before District Judge Catherine D. Perry: Change of Plea hearing as to Nihad Rosic held on 12/10/2019. Age of Defendant: 31; Level of Education: 9th Grade with NO GED. The Court finds the defendant competent to enter a plea of guilty. By leave of Court, defendant withdraws former plea of not guilty and enters a Plea(s) of Guilty as to Count(s) 1,3. Counts held in abeyance until sentencing: 2. The Court adopts and approves Guilty Plea Agreement. Guilty Plea Agreement filed. Sentencing set for 4/16/2020 02:30 PM in Courtroom 14S - St. Louis before District Judge Catherine D. Perry. (Court Reporter:Gayle Madden, Gayle_Madden@moed.uscourts.gov, 314-244-7987) (proceedings started: 12:31pm) (proceedings ended: 12:53pm)(Deputy Clerk: J. Parker) (Defendant Location: CUSTODY)(Attorney Appearance for USA: Matthew T. Drake.)(Attorney Appearance for Defense: JoAnn Trog.) (JMP) (Entered: 12/10/2019)
12/10/2019 683 GUILTY PLEA AGREEMENT by USA, Nihad Rosic as to Nihad Rosic (JMP) (Entered: 12/10/2019)
12/10/2019 684 GUILTY PLEA AGREEMENT SUPPLEMENT as to Nihad Rosic (JMP) (Entered: 12/10/2019)
12/10/2019 685 ORDER as to Nihad Rosic Objections to Presentence Report due by 4/2/2020. Sentencing set for 4/16/2020 02:30 PM in Courtroom 14S - St. Louis before District Judge Catherine D. Perry. Signed by District Judge Catherine D. Perry on 12/10/2019. (KXS) (Entered: 12/10/2019)