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February 2, 2023 | ABC News

New York City woman charged with financing terrorist groups in Syria through cryptocurrency Click For More

A New York City woman has been charged with using cryptocurrency to provide financial support to terrorist groups in Syria, a rare prosecution involving virtual currency to fund terrorism. The 11-count indictment charged Victoria Jacobs, 43, who was known as Bakhrom Talipov, with providing support for an act of terrorism, money laundering and other crimes.

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February 2, 2023 | Patch

UES Woman Accused Of Funding Terror With Cryptocurrency: DA Click For More

An Upper East Side woman stands accused of using cryptocurrency to launder funds for Syrian-based terror groups, according to the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Victoria Jacobs, 43, who was also known as Bakhrom Talipov, is accused of using cryptocurrency to send over $15,000 in funds — and a U.S. Army munitions handbook — to various groups the U.S. government views as terrorist organizations in Syria, according to officials. This case "marks the first time that terrorism financing is being prosecuted in New York State Court," Bragg said in a Tuesday night announcement."[It] is one of the rare cases worldwide where cryptocurrency is alleged to have financed terrorism."

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February 2, 2023 | Fox Business

New York woman charged with sending cryptocurrency to Syrian terrorist group Click For More

A New York City woman was indicted on multiple counts of providing support to terrorists this week for allegedly sending cryptocurrency to a terrorist group based in Syria, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced. Victoria Jacobs, a 43-year-old woman who lives on Manhattan's Upper East Side, is facing charges of providing support for an act of terrorism, conspiracy in the fourth degree as a crime of terrorism, money laundering in support of terrorism, and other counts. "This case marks the first time that terrorism financing is being prosecuted in New York State Court and is one of the rare cases worldwide where cryptocurrency is alleged to have financed terrorism," Bragg said in a statement.

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February 2, 2023 | USA Today

NYC woman funneled $15,000 to terrorist groups in Syria using cryptocurrency, officials allege Click For More

A New York City woman is accused of funding terrorist groups in Syria using cryptocurrency, authorities announced Tuesday. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg alleges that Victoria Jacobs, 43, sent more than $15,000 to a training group affiliated with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, a designated terrorist group operating in Syria. The six-count indictment, filed in New York Supreme Court, also alleges Jacobs tried to provide the group with a U.S. military handbook on how to make improvised-explosive devices and posted pictures of weapons in an online forum. Jacobs allegedly sent $5,000 to Malhama Tactical, a group known to provide military training to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.

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February 2, 2023 | Amsterdam News

Manhattan D.A. appoints One Hundred Black Men of New York’s Courtney Bennett as new Harlem Office Director Click For More

Courtney Bennett will direct the Manhattan District Attorney’s Harlem community office starting Feb. 6. The lifelong Harlemite most recently served as the executive director of One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York.

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February 1, 2023 | Pix11

Rapist on parole found guilty in Manhattan rape Click For More

A 62-year-old man was found guilty on Monday of raping a woman in a sidewalk shed in Manhattan.


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