Firearms land Indian in US jail

Narendrakumar ‘Nick’ Patel was sentenced by US District Court in Montgomery, Alabama, to 15 months in federal prison for being an “alien unlawfully in possession of a firearm.”
Forty-five-year-old Patel was tried and convicted by a jury in April for allegedly possessing a loaded Omega, Model 32, .32 Smith and Wesson Calibre, Revolver on October 30, 2008. He was sentenced on Tuesday last.

During a search operation, law enforcement found the loaded firearm lying on a shelf above the cash register in Patel’s former business, the Pit Stop, in Millbrook, Alabama. Subsequent investigation revealed that Patel had illegally entered the US in the mid-1990s.

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