The Latest: Marine waives hearing over firearms allegations
HONOLULU (AP) – A Marine stationed in Hawaii has waived a military hearing for allegations he tried to bring weapons onto an Air Force base in Nebraska.
Pfc. Ali Al-kazahg was apprehended in May at Offutt Air Force Base. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for this week, but Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Eric Abrams said Monday Al-kazahg waived the hearing.
A military official will make a recommendation about whether charges including carrying a concealed weapon, possessing modified firearms, making threats and fraudulent enlistment should go to court-martial.
His sister says the Michigan-born, Nebraska-raised son of Iraqi refugees is the target of racism.
She says military authorities overreacted when he went to the base to work-out while his personal weapons were in his truck.