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Couple accused of funneling money to Islamic State expected in court

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis County couple arrested Friday and accused of funneling money to the Islamic State overseas is expected in court this week. 

A federal indictment paints St. Louis as the clearing house for military supplies and money that went overseas. Three people living in St. Louis County, as well as three others that live out of state, are accused of collecting money and supplies. 

Federal investigators say a Bosnian couple who lived in South County coordinated the collection of money for terrorism groups. 

Ramiz Hodzic and his wife, Sedina, are accused of buying military supplies, including rifle scopes and U.S. military uniforms from local stores, and shipping them overseas. 

Another St. Louis County man, Armin Harcevic, is also accused of collecting money along with three other Bosnian natives in Northern Illinois and Utica, New York. 

The indictment points to methods the group may have tried in order to avoid the attention of investigators, including using Facebook like and comments to communicate in 2013 and 2014.

The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis commented over the weekend that it condemns the involvement of any individuals associated with terrorism or violence. 

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