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Marine sentenced to 3 years for transporting illegal firearms at Offutt

A STRATCOM gate at Offutt Air Force Base was closed briefly on Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 2019, after authorities discovered a suspicious package in a vehicle during a routine inspection. (Photo courtesy of Offutt AFB)
A STRATCOM gate at Offutt Air Force Base was closed briefly on Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 2019, after authorities discovered a suspicious package in a vehicle during a routine inspection. (Photo courtesy of Offutt AFB)(WOWT)
Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 5:55 PM CST
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A Marine stationed in Hawaii has pleaded guilty to possessing unlawful firearms during a visit home to Nebraska.

Ali Al-kazahg was

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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