Delco man guilty of immigration fraud in ‘Jungle Jabbah’ war crimes case

October 18, 2017 GMT

By Staff

A Delaware County man accused of hiding his past as a murderous Liberian warlord was convicted Wednesday on federal immigration fraud charges in a historic verdict that resonated from Philadelphia’s sizable community of West African expats to the Liberian capital of Monrovia thousands of miles away.

Mohammed Jabateh, a 51-year-old father of five and owner of a Philadelphia-based international shipping company, is the first person convicted of crimes stemming from atrocities during the protracted, multi-factioned civil war that ravaged Liberia between 1989 and 1997.

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