Immigration trial for Egyptian former USF student acquitted on explosives charges to begin

Immigration trial for Egyptian student to begin

MIAMI — An immigration trial will begin in Miami for a former University of South Florida student who faces deportation despite being acquitted of federal explosives charges.

Twenty-three-year-old Youssef Megahed, who will face immigration charges Monday, was arrested along with a fellow USF student in August 2007 in South Carolina. Deputies said they found dangerous explosives in the trunk, but a federal jury acquitted him of those charges in April.

Megahed, who is Egyptian, was grabbed by immigration officials a few days after his acquittal.

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