US v. Mohamad Youssef Hammoud, et al.
Charlotte, NC


[WDNC] In March 2001, a superseding indictment charged 25 individuals with cigarette smuggling, money laundering, credit card fraud, marriage fraud and immigration violations. Additionally, four individuals were charged with providing material support to Hizballah. In 2002, Mohamad Hammoud was sentenced to 155 years in prison. In January 2011, a federal judge reduced Hammoud's sentence to 30 years.

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