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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Egyptian national sentenced to 6 months in prison for resisting deportation orders

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that an Egyptian national was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for refusing to leave the country twice after being ordered to depart.

Mohamed Admed Hassan Abdallah Omran, 39, of Egypt, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on two counts of failure to depart for resisting removal after final deportation orders. He was also sentenced to one year of supervised release. Evidence admitted at the defendant’s trial, which started on February 4 and ended February 5, 2015, revealed that after an immigration judge issued a final order of removal from the country, U.S. Immigration Enforcement agents attempted to remove Omran from the country via the Alexandria International Airport using commercial flights on two separate occasions.  The defendant hampered agents’ ability to remove him by verbally and physically resisting agents on June 12, 2013, and a second time on July 24, 2013. The defendant’s actions prevented him from boarding the flights because of airline and Transportation Security Administration safety policies.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Enforcement and Removal Operations conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys F. Michael O’Mara and Cytheria D. Jernigan prosecuted the case.

Updated May 12, 2015