Lebanese Man Sentenced to 5 years in Federal Prison for Lying to a USCIS Agent and for Unlawful Naturalization
United States federal court Judge Royce C. Lamberth sentenced a Lebanese-born man to 5 years in a federal prison for making false statements to a federal agent and for unlawfully attempting to procure and obtain naturalization and citizenship. Testimony during the trial revealed that Wissam “Sam” Allouch immigrated to the United States after marrying his U.S. citizenship wife who was serving in the military.
In 2009, he applied for citizenship and failed to disclose on his application and to the USCIS officer that he was a member of Amal in the 1980’s, held as a prisoner of war by Israel, and was in divorce proceedings with his wife. The court found that not only was Allouch an active member of the Amal Movement, but also had command authority in Hezbollah. Hezbollah has been designated as a terrorist organization by western nation states, Israel, and Gulf Arab countries after carrying out a string of attacks and bombings against Jewish and Israeli targets.
Through witness testimony, Allouch stated that after his release from Israeli prison he killed an Israeli pilot captured by Hezbollah in retaliation for his imprisonment. Judge Lamberth handed down the five year terms of imprisonment to run concurrently and also invalidated Allouch’s United States citizenship. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Hulings and Mark Roomberg for the Western District of Texas and was investigated by the San Antonio Joint terrorism Task Force and the FBI.
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