Appeals court upholds 30-year prison stint for warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' who lied about Liberian war atrocities

PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia this week endorsed the 30-year sentence imposed on a Delaware County man accused of hiding his past in the ’90s as a murderous Liberian warlord, affirming one of the longest sentences ever given to an accused war criminal convicted of immigration fraud in the United States.Mohammed Jabateh, 53, of East Lansdowne, was convicted in 2017 of only perjury and fraud while applying for permanent residency, counts that in his case would normally have led to a sentence of less than two years.But a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for …

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