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Facebook post lands Tennessee man in prison for 15 years

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WASHINGTON — Believe it or not, a Facebook post has landed a man situated in Tennessee in prison for 15 years.

By Daily Times and a BGR News report, Malik First Born Allah Farrad, was charged for being a convicted felon in possession of a gun based on a Facebook selfie.

Farrad will be spending the next 15-and-a-half years in a federal penitentiary because of this single Facebook post.

Born Marvin Buckles, Farrad was sentenced on Thursday to 188 months in a Tennessee federal prison following his 2015 conviction of being a felon in possession of a gun.

The longtime criminal was last convicted on federal gun and drug charges back in 2000. Before that, he had a long history of arrests and convictions that began at age of 14, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.


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Dead man alive: Romanian court rejects man’s claim he’s alive

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BUCHAREST — A Romanian court has rejected a man’s claim that he’s alive, after he was officially registered as dead.

A court spokeswoman said Friday that 63-year-old Constantin Reliu lost his case in the northeast city of Vasului because he appealed too late. The ruling is final.

Media reported Reliu went to Turkey in 1992 for work and lost contact with his Romanian family. Hearing no news from her husband, his wife managed to get a death certificate for him in 2016.

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Turkish authorities located Reliu this year with expired papers and deported him. When he arrived in Romania, he discovered he had been declared dead.

He was quoted as saying: “I am officially dead, although I’m alive, I have no income and because I am listed dead, I can’t do anything.”

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