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Lebanese National Charged With Being Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that KAMAL AL JAWHARI, age 28, a native of Lebanon, was charged Friday, October 18, 2019 in a two-count indictment with illegal alien in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(A).

According to the Indictment, on or about October 3, 2019, JAWHARI, an alien present illegally in the United States, was found in possession of a Taurus 9mm pistol and a Winchester 12 gauge shotgun.

If convicted, AL JAWHARI faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated October 23, 2019

Firearms Offenses