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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Unsealed Indictment Charges Pair With Extortion

Mohammad Hamdan, a/k/a "Alex Hamdan," 36, of Raleigh, North Carolina and Mohammad Sabbar, a/k/a "Ali," 31, of Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, are charged by indictment , unsealed today, with conspiracy to commit extortion, extortion, and aiding abetting have been arrested, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The defendants were arrested today.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum possible sentence of 40 years imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linwood C. Wright, Jr.

Click here to view the indictment

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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