HOPATCONG, N.J. (1010 WINS) — A 55-year-old veteran was sentenced to almost three years in prison on Tuesday for secretly providing financial support for Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, according to the Department of Justice.
Prosecutors believed Bell, who served as a U.S. Army soldier in the 1980s, was romantically involved with an Al-Nusra fighter between 2017 and 2018.
During that time, she sent $567,000 to the group across 18 payments.
Police arrested at her Hopatcong home on Nov. 25, 2020 and she pleaded guilty to knowingly concealing financing for a terrorist organization in late June.
A Newark federal judge sentenced her to 34 months in prison and five months supervised release.