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Iraqi Man Pleads Guilty To Willfully Violating Order of Supervision

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

Bangor, Maine:  An Iraqi national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Bangor to willfully failing to comply with the terms of release under supervision, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

According to court records, Mustafa Hatem Abdulkadhim Al Shuwaili, 27, entered the U.S. in 2012. An immigration judge ordered him removed to Iraq in December 2015. In October 2018, pending his removal from the U.S., he signed an Order of Supervision with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The order prohibited him from committing any crimes while on release, among other conditions. On June 11, 2019, he was convicted in Penobscot County of felony Domestic Violence Assault, with Priors. 

Al Shuwaili faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated the case.


Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated December 17, 2019