American in terror case expected in Pa. court

Colorado woman charged in global terrorism plot expected to plead not guilty

Published April 7, 2010 12:58PM (EDT)

A pregnant Colorado woman charged in a global terrorism plot is expected to plead not guilty before a federal judge in Philadelphia.

Thirty-one-year-old Jamie Paulin-Ramirez is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday. She is charged with conspiring to give material aid to terrorists.

Prosecutors say Paulin-Ramirez flew to Ireland in September to join a terrorist training camp. They say on the day she arrived she married an Algerian man she had never met.

Defense attorney Jeremy Ibrahim says his client will plead not guilty. He says Paulin-Ramirez may have been foolish but is no terrorist.

Irish authorities detained Paulin-Ramirez and six others while investigating an alleged plot to kill a Swedish artist whose work had offended Muslims.

By Associated Press

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