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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Alien Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Judicially Ordered Deported to Egypt

GREENVILLE – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that TAMER AHMED QAID SAID RABEH, age 37, of Egypt, illegally present in the United States and residing in Pender County, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 18 months imprisonment, after an August 7, 2018, guilty plea to illegal and unlawful alien in possession of a firearm. According to court records, RABEH overstayed his visitor visa and was encountered by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office in possession of a stolen firearm during a residential breaking and entering investigation.

RABEH was sentenced in Greenville by Senior United States District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard who in addition to the term of incarceration also issued a judicial order of deportation ordering the defendant’s prompt removal from the United States to Egypt upon release from federal custody.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Immigration
Updated November 7, 2018