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NYC Female Resident Arrested, Dragged to Court for Financing Syria Terror Group Using Crypto

A New York female resident is being dragged to US for financially sponsoring the activities of a terror group in far away Syria. Victoria Jacobs, a 43-yr-old, has also been accused and taken to court on 11-count charges. Also called Bakhrom Talipov, aside from terrorism cases, Victoria was accused of helping this terror group launder money.

Victoria was also accused of giving material assistance to a terror group called the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. Note that the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham was tagged a terror group by the US Government.

It was reported that she (Victoria) had provided the group with the monetary support of about $5k. Further investigations revealed that these funds were provided through a section of the terrorist group called Malhama Tactical, which is said to be the group’s training partner. The ‘Tactical’ is said to be responsible for rendering special military, logistics, and training to the Hayat Tahrir terror group.

Victoria’s Involvement in Financial Laundering and Supporting Terrorist Activities

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Further investigations revealed that Victoria had also helped the Malhama Tactical group launder $10,661k through various financial transfer methods like WesternUnion (WU), Crypto channels, and other money transfer medium worldwide. She was reported to send these funds using a BTC wallet for the Tactical group. Aside from the conventional financial assistance she renders to these groups, report says that Victoria also help the group acquire other items like Google gift cards, etc. 

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In the cause of the investigation, an indicting note was found on Victoria’s phone. In the note, an anonymous sender has to solicit funds for constructing a “train camp,” which they referred to as a “new place” in the note. The sender also went ahead to recommend the usage of an anonymous Bitcoin channel that will guarantee a safe transaction.

In another inducting situation, it was said that Victoria, in 2019, had provided an exclusive,  military handbook to the terror group via an online channel. It was reported that she forwarded this handbook to both al-Qaeda, and Hurras al-Din (which is an extension of the group). This was meant to help them enhance their bomb-making skill in Syria.

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Investigations into her apartment disclosed some military equipment like combat dagger, and other dangerous military equipment that originally shouldn’t be in civilian possession.


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