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BANGOR, Maine:  An Iraqi national was sentenced today in federal court in Bangor for willfully failing to comply with the terms of release under supervision, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison sentenced Mustafa Hatem Abdulkadhim Al-Shuwaili, 28, to 12 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty on December 17, 2019.

According to court records, Al-Shuwaili entered the U.S. in 2012. An immigration judge ordered him removed to Iraq in December 2015. In October 2018, pending his removal from the U.S., he signed an Order of Supervision with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The order prohibited him from committing any crimes while on release, among other conditions. On June 11, 2019, he was convicted in Penobscot County of felony Domestic Violence Assault, with Priors. 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated the case.

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