From: Otis Willie
Subject: Jury convicts Moroccan man for pushing FBI agent
Organization: The American War Library
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 14:59:23 EDT
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 18:59:23 GMT
Jury convicts Moroccan man for pushing FBI agent
(EXCERPT) Tue Aug 27, 7:31 PM ET
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A Moroccan citizen who pushed an FBI ( news -
web sites) agent, then tried to escape by swimming into Corpus Christi
Bay, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday of assaulting a federal
Sentencing for Mohammad Goujil is scheduled for October. He faces as
many as three years in federal prison.
According to testimony, Goujil traveled under a false name from
Morocco, then entered the United States as a member of the Moroccan
Navy. He then deserted and joined the United States Navy, but was
subsequently discharged for improper entry.
He was released after serving 13 months in federal prison for passport
fraud. Goujil then was transferred to the custody of the Immigration
and Naturalization Service pending deportation to Morocco.
But while in INS custody and awaiting deportation proceedings, he was
released on a dlrs 10,000 bond.
After his release, authorities received a complaint alleging that
Goujil had tried to extort money from an individual.
On June 24, FBI agents located Goujil and approached him as he tried
to enter an apartment. As agents tried to arrest Goujil, he pushed an
agent and fled, eventually jumping into Corpus Christi Bay.
Two hours later, the Coast Guard found him swimming in the bay.
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