Vo, who was arrested in Hephzibah, Ga., has been charged with one count of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison. On Tuesday, she appeared before a federal court in Augusta, and her case was transferred to a different federal court in New York.
Her defense attorney, Ken Crowder, declined to comment other than to confirm Vo consented to be transported to New York for “all matters related to her case.”
The New York City Police Department, which is also involved in the case, referred questions to the Justice Department, which declined to comment.
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Vo is not the first Georgian to draw the attention of counterterrorism officials this year. In January, federal authorities arrested Hasher Taheb, 21, of Cumming for allegedly plotting to attack the White House. Authorities said Taheb was acting alone and they made no accusation that he had ties to any terrorist group, though he allegedly said he planned to travel to “hijra,” a term said to refer to Islamic State territory.