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US Says Malik Hawkins in Wheelchair Is Risk of Flight But Gets $50,000 Bail with GPS and Chair

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 24 – When Malik Hawkins was brought into Federal Magistrates Court on guns and drugs charges on January 24, Assistant US Attorney Louis Pellegrino opposed him being released on bail citing a risk of flight. 

  Malik Hawkins was in a wheelchair, and has been since 2011 when he was shot and paraylzed from the waist down.

    AUSA Pellegrino acknowledged that leaving the country could be a challenge for Hawkins, but noted that some of his co-defendants has fled to Vermont or "down South." 

   He alluded to a social media post on Instagram in which, he said, Malik Hawkins bragged about police who searched him not finding what he had on him - by implication, a firearm. 

  U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Chief Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein, after conferring at sidebar with Pre-Trial Services, issued his ruling. He said but for the defendant's physical condition, he would detain him.

  Judge Gorenstein ordered that Hawkins be released on $50,000 bond, with a GPS location monitoring bracelet and his original wheelchair. The case is US v. Hawkins, 19-cr-846 (Gorenstein / Carter). 


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