FBI investigators announced this week that they have uncovered a global financial network run by members of Islamic State who are utilizing fake eBay/Paypal transactions to transfer money to one another.
Breitbart (h/t Larry A) Federal investigators arrested an American MUSLIM suspect, Mohamed Elshinawy, who pledged allegiance to Islamic State and had pretended to sell computer printers on eBay as a cover to receive payments through PayPal, potentially to fund terror attacks.
The recently unsealed FBI affidavit, filed in federal court in Baltimore, alleges that Mr. Elshinawy was part of a global network stretching from Britain to Bangladesh that used similar schemes to fund Islamic State and was directed by a now-dead senior ISIS figure in Syria, Siful Sujan.
The alleged financial network through eBay/Paypal has been used to buy military supplies. Some of the players in the network may have been killed in a December 2015 drone sweep, according to FBI documents. The same documents reveal that now-dead senior ISIS official Siful Sujan was one of the parties that participated in the underground financial network. The ring operated through a British technology company that Sujan founded.