"It would have been the perfect crime: On a 1999 fishing trip, two
bullies threw a third man into New Jersey’s Sandy Hook Bay, knowing he
couldn’t swim. The drowning death of Michael Augulis was ruled an
accident, and it stayed that way until a Lebanese immigrant came to
cops with the truth seven years later. Police and prosecutors say
the tip from Charbel Chehoud, who wasn’t involved in the drowning, was
so critical to solving the case, he should be allowed to stay in the
United States. The feds disagree — even though Chehoud is engaged to marry a U.S.
citizen and has convinced an appeals court to hear his asylum case." - NY Daily News, Dec. 31, 2011.
Charbel Chehoud with his fiance, Veronica Garcia