Sabastian Restum, 40, appeared in U.S. District Court in Detroit today charged with witness tampering. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona Majzoub ordered Restum jailed until a detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday.
Details about a "hit" Restum allegedly put out on Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Abed Hammoud are contained in an FBI affidavit that backs up the witness tampering complaint.
I know Dearborn was the Arab capital of the US but I had no idea how integrated they were into society; you’ve got a judge, a prosecutor and the alleged criminal. And not only that, the article also has the Lebanese village spirit intertwined:
"The ‘hit’ was to be executed when Hammoud next traveled to Lebanon, where he was born and where some of his family resides," the affidavit says. Restum told the man that he and Hammoud were from the same village in Lebanon, and "Hammoud would be killed even if he had only a day left to live."
You’re never far away from home, I guess.