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The father of 10-year-old Zahra Baker is expected to be deported soon after his Catawba County felony charges were dismissed this morning.
As a result of a plea deal entered today, Adam Bakerâ€™s felony charges of obtaining property by false pretenses and identity theft were dismissed. He pleaded guilty to taking electricity unlawfully and will be required to pay restitution of almost $350, which he paid this morning.
He also received a sentence that included unsupervised probation for the guilty plea on the misdemeanor charge.
Baker and attorneys are now on the way to Caldwell County, where he is expected to enter a guilty plea on charges he faces there.
According to Bakerâ€™s attorney, Mark Killian, after his criminal charges are resolved, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will deport him within days.
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