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U.S.A. vs. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse – Court Documents

Mike Schuler
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May 20, 2009

Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse

UPDATE: Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse has been plead not guilty to a total of 10 charges for his role in the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama.

Eight of the 10 charges carry a maximum of sentence of life in prison.  They are piracy, possession of a machine gun while seizing a ship by force, hostage-taking, conspiracy to commit hostage-taking, possession of a machine gun during hostage-taking, kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and possession of a machine gun during kidnapping.

The remaining two charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years. They are seizing a ship by force and conspiracy to seize a ship by force.

Muse pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment this morning in United States District Court, Southern District of New York.  You can download the indictment detailing all 10 counts below.


Case: 1:09-mj-01012-UA
Filed: 4/21/2009
Criminal Complaint: United States of America v. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse
Terminated: 5/19/2009


Case: 1:09-cr-00512-LAP
Filed: 5/19/2009
Criminal Complaint: Same as above
Indictment: United States of America v. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse

Thanks to Steve Gordon of Gordon & Elias, L.L.P for submitting this to be published here on gCaptain.  Gordon & Elias, L.L.P are a boutique law firm with a nationwide practice focusing on Jones Act, Admiralty and Maritime Law.  More information can be found at, and the associated Jones Act Blog

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