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October 16, 2017 10:01 PM

Jaber Sentenced In Federal Court To Seven Months

Sioux Falls, SD

A man who made headlines for showing guns in a Facebook live video has been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to federal gun charges.

You might remember this man from these Facebook live videos in April. In one, Ehab Jaber says, "be scared" and "be terrified."

The videos were posted from an event in Sioux Falls called "Sabotaging America: Islam's March Toward Supremacy." Jaber was eventually charged in Lincoln County with making a terroristic threat. While investigating that charge, police also found meth at his home. He also tested positive for meth after taking a drug test.

Today, Jaber was sentenced in federal court to seven months in prison for having a firearm while using and being addicted to a controlled substance. The judge gave him credit for the months he's already served. In addition, he was sentenced to three years of supervised release. 

Today, Jaber described himself as "heartbroken" to see so many people attending an event that protesters called anti-Muslim. Jaber also defended his actions that day in another Facebook live in April.

"I did not go to a Christian conference to hurt anybody. I went to either protest. I went to protest an anti-Muslim rally," Jaber said.

As for those Lincoln County charges involving drugs and making a terroristic threat, he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning. 

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