Marine sentenced to 3 years for illegal firearms
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
HONOLULU (AP) - A Marine stationed in Hawaii has pleaded guilty to possessing unlawful firearms. Ali Al-kazahg was accused of trying to bring weapons onto an Air Force base while home in Nebraska. His sentence includes three years confinement and a bad conduct discharge. His sister says the military overreacted and treated him unfairly because he's a person of color. She says the Michigan-born, Nebraska-raised son of Iraqi refugees is the target of racism. He also pleaded guilty to fraudulent enlistment and making false official statements.
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