Garden Grove Man Arrested, Charged With Supporting Al-Qaida

Garden Grove Man Arrested, Charged With Supporting Al-Qaida

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SANTA ANA, CA (AP/KTTV) - A Garden Grove man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and lying on a U.S. passport application to facilitate an act of terrorism.

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, 24, of Garden Grove, was arrested earlier in the day in Santa Ana while waiting to board a bus to Mexico, the FBI said in a statement.
 
An American citizen, Nguyen briefly appeared in federal court during the afternoon and was ordered detained on the grounds of danger and risk of flight.
 
A grand jury indictment says Nguyen is also known as Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum and attempted to work under the direction of al-Qaida.

The indictment charges Nguyen with knowingly attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida.

Investigators do not believe Nguyen was traveling with other people, and the FBI said it was not aware of a continuing threat to the public.

Nguyen's mother, Hieu Nguyen, told reporters at the courthouse that she doesn't know anything about the case and was surprised by the allegations. She and Nguyen's brother said he converted to Islam in the past year.

Officials for the FBI and U.S. attorney's office declined comment. Nguyen's lawyer, Amy Karlin, also declined to comment on the case.
 
Nguyen's next court date was scheduled for Oct. 18.

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