- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Two men and one woman pleaded not guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. on charges of obtaining and helping to obtain false Virginia identifications for suicidal terrorists who hijacked airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon on September 11.
The defendants, Kenys A. Galicia, no age given; Mohamed Abdi, 44; and Luis A. Martinez-Flores, 28, have all asked for jury trials.
Judge Claude M. Hilton scheduled motions hearings and trials for the three.
Miss Galicia, the only one who is free on home detention, will be tried Dec. 20 on charges of conspiracy to commit identification document fraud, unlawful production of identification documents, and aiding and abetting.
Mr. Abdi, 44, a native of Somalia, is scheduled for trial Dec. 17 on a charge of uttering forged security documents. Mr. Abdi, who became a U.S. citizen in 1993, was also indicted on charges of forging signatures on $2,500 worth of rent subsidy checks. The father of six children, four living in the United States, Mr. Abdi had worked as a security guard and for an airline catering service.
Luis A. Martinez-Flores, 28, a native of El Salvador who lived in Falls Church, will also be tried Dec. 17, on a charge of unlawful production of identification documents.
Miss Galicia stood silently beside her attorney, John Zwerling, during the brief proceedings yesterday. According to court documents, she worked for a lawyer in Falls Church, where she forged identity papers for Abdul Azziz Alomari and Ahmed Saleh Alghamdi, who were on airliners that crashed into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center September 11.
The name "Mohumed" and Mr. Abdi's telephone number were found scrawled on maps in the car belonging to Nawaf Alhazmi that was parked at Washington Dulles International Airport. Alhazmi was a terrorist hijacker on the airliner that was crashed into the Pentagon.
Martinez-Flores, who was deported from the United States in 1994, is charged with helping obtain false identifications for Hanji Hanjour and Khalid Almihdhar, also on the airliner that was flown into the Pentagon.


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