A drug pusher may have been one of the few Americans to actually benefit from the events of September 11, 2001, New York Criminal Lawyers have learned. But now, his luck has run out.
The drug dealer may have already been in prison but for the fact that the evidence gathered against him happened to be in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Now another charge has surfaced and he will serve a five-year sentence for bail jumping – something he did more than 16 years ago, in an appeals court ruling.
Back in 1994, the deal was already on probation when he was arrested for allegedly being one of the men behind a crack ring in the Bronx. He was allowed to go on $200,000 bail, then went into hiding. In order to stay hidden, he even burned off his own fingerprints, sources have stated.
He was caught for drug dealing in 2007 and was sentenced to 151 months in prison. It was at that time he pleaded guilty to bail jumping in order to get a deal that would limit his stay in prison to no more than two years.
The judge wasn’t going for that, however. He claimed the bail jumper had made a “mockery of the constitutional right to bail” and made sure he got more than twice the two years – five years in total.
An appeal was made, but the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld the decision.
In other news, a fight between a former student and a school aide near a middle school in Queens resulted in hospitalization for one person and a sprained ankle for a dean who attempted to break up the fight, sources have revealed to New York Criminal Lawyers.
The argument between the two women started inside the school and moved outside, where their confrontation turned violent. During the fistfight on the playground, the dean attempted to intervene, but fell down as the others continued to fight.
Both of the fighters were arrested and charges are still pending.
One of the combatants was taken to the hospital, bleeding from the head. Authorities told N York Criminal Lawyers that none of the wounds were serious.
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