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Second Woman Charged in 'Jihad Jane' Conspiracy


U.S. prosecutors have charged a second American woman with conspiracy to provide support for terrorists.

The Justice Department says Jamie Paulin-Ramirez is linked to Colleen LaRose, who called herself "Jihad Jane," and who has also been charged with terrorism-related crimes.

Paulin-Ramirez, 31, turned herself in to authorities in the United States Friday.

Authorities accuse her of traveling to Europe to participate in a terrorist plot. They also say she accepted an invitation from LaRose to attend a terrorist training camp in Europe. When she arrived with her young son, she allegedly married a co-conspirator whom she had only known from online discussions.

Paulin-Ramirez was one of seven people arrested in Ireland last month for allegedly plotting to kill a Swedish cartoonist, (Lars Vilks,) who drew an image of the Prophet Muhammad that outraged Muslims. She was released a few days later.

Only two of the seven suspects were charged in Ireland.

LaRose is also implicated in that plot. She has pled not guilty to the charges against her.

She is charged with conspiring to give material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, and other offenses. The 46-year-old has been in federal custody since October.

If convicted, she faces a possible sentence of life in prison and a $1 million fine.

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