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American jailed for selling Saddam Hussein’s weapons in US

Representational file photo
Representational file photo

(IraqiNews.com) On Tuesday, US Federal Court sentenced an American citizen to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine for possessing and attempting to sell weapons believed to be owned by the family of Iraq’s former president, Saddam Hussein.

Indian newspaper ‘Indian Express’ wrote in a report followed by IraqiNews.com, “A 76-old man, called Howard Blumenthal, was arrested with 7 weapons. Their worth was estimated between 250-350 thousand dollars. One of the weapons was a semiautomatic, Magnum 375 model—and it had a gold medal with the letters QS attached to it; which supposedly refers to the initials of Qusay Saddam Hussein’s name,” adding that, Blumenthal is sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000.

The newspaper added that other weapons included 2 Magnum pistols, a Caliber pistol, two rifles, and a 45 Caliber pistol  with a golden handle.

 

 



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