Outrageous MN Bridge Collapse Survivor May Have Used Settlement Money to Join ISIS in Syria
A survivor of the 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 is believed to have used his settlement money from the tragedy to travel to Syria and join ISIS.
Mohamed Roble was 10 years old when the school bus he was on plummeted more than 30 feet when the Interstate 35W span collapsed on August 1, 2007.
According to a state court order, Roble received more than $65,000 for his injuries - which included headaches, arm, neck and back pain, along with nightmares and posttraumatic stress disorder - on his 18th birthday.
Now, according to court testimony in a federal terrorism trial, Roble used that money to travel to the Middle East and link up with the Islamic State group.
It was unclear if Roble collected all of the money, but he would have had access to the account and control of the funds about a month-and-a-half before federal prosecutors say he left the U.S. for Istanbul, Turkey.
According to court testimony from three other Minnesota men on trial for attempting to join ISIS, Roble made it to Syria and was handing out cash "like candy."
Defendant Guled Omar said that Roble had even paid for weddings and cars for other ISIS fighters.
A letter from Roble's therapist, presented in court, claims that he turned to religion after the accident, believing that "God had saved him for a purpose."
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