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AUSTIN -- The two Central Texas men arrested earlier this week on terrorism-related charges have been indicted by a federal grand jury, according to documents released Friday by the Department of Justice.

Federal officials say both men have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists.

The Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force will not reveal if the alleged crimes these men committed are somehow connected, but the men are the same age, they were arrested on the same day and could face the same penalty if convicted.

Officers arrested Michael Todd Wolfe earlier this week at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston before he boarded a flight to Toronto, headed to Turkey with his family. The criminal complaint says Wolfe planned to travel to the Middle East to help radical groups engaged in armed conflict in Syria.

His wife told investigators he was ready to die for his religion, for someone or something.

The second suspect, Rahatul Ashikim Khan, was arrested earlier this week at his home in Round Rock. Investigators say from early 2011 to January 2012, he conspired with others to recruit people to travel overseas to support terrorist activities, including committing violent jihad.

The 23-year-old Khan was a college student at the University of Texas at Austin and lived with his family in a Round Rock golf course community. The FBI says Kahn was born in Bangladesh and became a U.S. citizen in 2002.

A detention hearing, originally scheduled for Friday, has been rescheduled for June 30. Both men face up to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine if they are convicted.

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