NY Woman Charged With Laundering Bitcoin to ISIS

A Long Island woman stands accused of trying to launder bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to ISIS, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Zoobia Shahnaz, a 27-year-old American citizen, was charged with bank fraud and money laundering, and according to the indictment, she tried to travel to Syria. She was arrested on Wednesday. Bridget Rhode, the U.S. attorney, said Shahnaz tried to “put thousands of dollars into the coffers of terrorists.”