MIAMI -- A hearing where one of two men charged in an FBI online chat room sting operation was expected to plead guilty to terrorism support charges has been moved back a day.
The change-of-plea hearing is now set for Friday in Miami for Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, who had previously pleaded not guilty. Mohammed is a naturalized U.S. citizen from India who relocated in 2011 to Saudi Arabia.
Prosecutors say an undercover FBI employee posing as a terror financing middleman used the chat room to pretend to work with Mohammed on financing for al-Qaida and affiliated terror groups in Syria and East Africa.
The other defendant, Mohamed Hussein Said of Kenya, is maintaining his not guilty plea. He's accused of identifying recruits for a Syrian terrorist group and helping finance Africa's al-Shabaab terror organization.