Welland mom at centre of Amber Alert given conditional discharge
The Welland mother at the centre of a high profile custody battle has received a conditional discharge after pleading guilty to breaching a family court order.
Alana Haist made headlines after an Amber Alert was issued when Haist fled Niagara with her daughter in December of 2016 in the middle of a custody battle with her ex husband.
A Canada wide arrest warrant was issued and the pair were found a few days later in Hamilton.
The custody battle began in Egypt where Haist had been living during her marriage.
She fled the country with her daughter despite a court order she could not take the child out of the country.
After locating the pair in Ontario, her ex husband then filed child custody proceedings here.
After a local judge ruled earlier this year, the Ontario courts had no jurisdiction in the custody case, Mohamad Abdel-Motaleb returned to Egypt with his daughter .