Jaber Pleads Guilty to Federal No-Guns-for-Druggies Charge

While the state still looks for ways to punish Ehab Jaber for exercising his First and Second Amendment rights, the feds have gotten the Sioux Falls man to plead guilty to illegal possession of firearms.

Jaber’s guilty plea has nothing to do with his armed presence and online statements at an anti-Muslim hate fest in Sioux Falls last April. Instead, Jaber is admitting that he used and was addicted to illegal drugs while owning firearms, which is a violation of federal law [18 U.S.C. §922(g)(3)]. The May 9 indictment lists Jaber’s weapons:

USA v. Jaber, #4:17-cr-40036-LLP, redacted indictment, 2017.05.09
USA v. Jaber, #4:17-cr-40036-LLP, redacted indictment, 2017.05.09, p. 1.

Tuesday’s plea report lists the potential punishments Jaber has agreed to accept:

USA v. Jaber, Case #4:17-cr-40036-LLP, Report and Recommendation on guilty plea, 2017.07.25, pp. 1–2.

USA v. Jaber, Case #4:17-cr-40036-LLP, Report and Recommendation on guilty plea, 2017.07.25, pp. 1–2.

John Hult reports that the state is waiting to proceed with its charges until the federal case wraps up.