(CNN) -- A San Diego, California, woman has been indicted on charges of conspiracy to provide money and personnel to terrorists and the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab, federal authorities said Monday.
Nima Ali Yusuf, 24, was also indicted for making false statements to federal agencies in a matter involving international terrorism, U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy in southern California said.
On September 22, Yusuf allegedly told an FBI agent and a Customs and Border Protection officer that she hadn't sent any money to anyone in Somalia in the past year, which authorities alleged were falsehoods, according to the indictment.
Al-Shabaab has been waging a war against the Somalian government in an effort to implement a stricter form of Islamic law, or Sharia. Somalia hasn't had a stable government since 1991, and fighting between the rebels and government troops has added to the impoverished east African nation's humanitarian crisis.
Just last week, Al-Shabaab publicly executed two teenage girls after accusing them of being spies for the Somali government, the group said.
The conspiracy charges each carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, authorities said. The charge of making false statements to a government agency in a matter involving international terrorism carries a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.