I-Team: RI suspect tries to flee US, caught on Boston plane

From: TurnTo10.com (NBC)

CRANSTON, R.I. -Federal agents captured a Rhode Island man aboard a flight headed for France and Lebanon a few weeks before he was to begin serving a two-year prison sentence for transporting contraband cigarettes and committing fraud.


Khalil was convicted of transporting contraband cigarettes, food stamp fraud, money laundering and Social Security fraud.

Court records show Khalil was able to get an emergency passport from the Lebanese embassy in New York, even though he was set to begin a federal prison sentence in a few weeks.

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