Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

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Jackson, Miss. –  A Jackson man pled guilty to brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to court documents, Waddah Farah, 42, of Jackson, was arrested and indicted for brandishing a firearm during the robbery of a Dollar General store in Jackson on October 1, 2018.    

Farah is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7, 2022, and faces a penalty of not less than seven years to life in prison.  A federal district judge will determine the sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Jackson Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Murray prosecuted the case.