By Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch 14 hrs ago
ST. LOUIS — A former St. Louis man who supplied equipment to a St. Louis County man who fought and died for the Islamic State in Syria was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison.
Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 45, recruited a handful of his fellow Bosnian immigrants to help Abdullah Ramo Pazara, who lived in St. Louis County until he left for Syria in 2013. Hodzic sent cash and surplus U.S. military uniforms, combat boots, other military surplus gear, tactical gear, range finders and rifle scopes to third parties in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere from 2013 to 2015, prosecutors have said.
Ramiz Hodzic, of St. Louis County, was charged in a case that accuses him, his wife and others of supporting ISIS terrorism.