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Prince George’s Co. man sentenced for international parental kidnapping

WASHINGTON — A Prince George’s County man, who took his two young children away from their mother and fled to Tunisia in 2011, has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for international parental kidnapping.

Faical Chebbi, 45, of Accokeek, Maryland, was arrested over the summer after he landed at Dulles International Airport. In 2011, he took his two children to Tunisia in violation of the parental rights of the mother, authorities said.

Chebbi was arrested by agents with the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection after landing at Dulles International Airport on June 14.

The FBI said that both children have been reunited with their mother, as ordered by the court.

Chebbi was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay $119,807 in restitution.


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