Lebanese National Sentenced in Federal Court in Louisiana for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Published March 29, 2023

Lebanese National Sentenced in Federal Court in Louisiana for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

New Orleans, Louisiana –  A Lebanese national has been sentenced in a federal court in Louisiana for illegal possession of a firearm.

On March 28, 2023, United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Kamal Al Jawhari, age 28, a native of Lebanon, was sentenced for possession of a firearm by an illegal alien in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section. 922 (g)(5)(A).

On December 20, 2022, Jawhari was found guilty as charged following a two-day jury trial before Chief United States District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown. Jawhari received a sentence of time served and was released to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation proceedings. Judge Brown also ordered that if Jawhari returns to the United States, he serve a year of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Evans commended the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for its work in investigating this case. The prosecution is led by Assistant United States Attorneys Spiro G. Latsis of the General Crimes Unit, David Berman of the Violent Crimes Unit, and Rachal Cassagne of the Narcotics Unit.