Murtaza Ali of Skokie fled to Istanbul with his three kids instead of picking up their mother from a social gathering
SKOKIE, IL – A Skokie man who flew his children to Pakistan without the mother’s consent will go to jail for 18 months.
Murtaza Ali, 46 was sentenced in a U.S. District Court this week for the international parental kidnapping incident that occurred in May 2015, according to a Skokie Review report.
An FBI complaint against Ali indicates the Pakistani national boarded a flight to Istanbul with his three children on May 2 and later contacted the children’s mother from Turkey suggesting she meet them in Pakistan.
The mother reported Ali and the children missing after they didn’t show up to pick her up from a social gathering.
Ali was arrested upon his return to O’Hare International Airport on May 6.