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US v. Idais, Atef Hasan Ismail
Philadelphia, PA


[EDPA] Convicted of knowingly lying on a student visa application about membership in Hamas. Despite denial, Atef Hasan Ismail Idais admitted he admired Hamas' "focus" on the killing of Jews. Idais pleaded Nolo Contendre and was sentenced to a year. He appealed but then withdrew his appeal.