Lebanese Immigrant to U.S. Gets 5 Years for Lying about Hizbullah Links

(Daily Star-Lebanon) A U.S. court sentenced Wissam "Sam" Allouche, 45, a Lebanese immigrant living in Texas, to five years in jail for lying to federal authorities after failing to reveal his former links with Hizbullah. He became an American citizen in 2009 after marrying his wife, a U.S. army soldier. Allouche had command authority in Hizbullah and also failed to disclose that he was held as a prisoner of war by Israel. His ex-wife testified that Allouche claimed he had killed an Israeli pilot captured by Hizbullah.

2015-04-28 00:00:00

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